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Mrs. Law from Mobile AL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keyboards for Visually Impaired Students!

My students need large print keyboards, and braille stickers for keyboards!

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Established in 1979, our school provides educational and support services for children with hearing or vision loss in the Mobile County Public School System. Some of the students have additional challenges that magnify the impact of the vision or hearing loss. Each of the students has special needs and requires extensive technology and assistance to succeed in a school setting. Students attend classes at one of three locations: the elementary campus, the middle school campus, and the high school campus. In addition, itinerant services are provided throughout county for students whose disability is not severe enough to require full time placement on one of the campuses. Services are also provided in neighboring counties. We currently have over 50 children in our elementary campus but serve over 350 throughout the school system.

My Project

We recently purchased Mac computers for our computer lab. These computers have amazing accessibility features for our visually impaired students, except their keyboards!

These materials will ensure our visually impaired students can participate just like their seeing peers!

Teaching students with visual impairments means, as a school, we have to adapt many lessons and ways of teaching. Our students learn just the same as their seeing peers, but often need the materials to be enlarged or use Braille.

The large keyboards with various background colors will be used with our visually impaired students and their specific background needs. Many of the students need dark to light contrast, while others need the opposite. The Braille stickers will be placed on other keyboards to give our Braille readers the same possibilities as their friends.

We use the computers to teach students the importance of typing, researching, learning, and sometimes playing! Some of our students are not able to use pen & paper due to their low vision. These keyboards will give them the freedom to type while their friends are writing.

The keyboards have the expanded keyboard that includes numbers. Our current keyboards do not have this essential component for our students. Trying to work on math facts and lessons without the expanded keyboard is difficult for these students! Learning to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and other mathematical functions is critical for life skills and academics. Math is used across the curriculum and something as simple as providing these expanded keyboards will allow our students to achieve these goals!

Mrs. Law
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 47 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AbleNet Large Print USB Computer Keyboard for Visually Impaired Individuals (YKB-LPI-USB) • Amazon Business $21.95 3 $65.85
Keys-U-See Wireless Large Print Keyboard and Wireless Mouse Bundle Set (Keys U See) • Amazon Business $29.42 2 $58.84
Azend Group Corp Large Print LED Backlit Keyboard, Orange and Blue (W9870) • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Braille with Large Print Keyboard Stickers Combined - Yellow Keys With Black Large Print Characters/Letters - Perfect for Visually Impaired Individuals, Low Vision, or Low Light for Seniors and People with Vision Impairment • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90

Materials cost

$214.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.82

Total project goal

$312.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.12

6 Donors

-$303.29

Donations toward project cost

-$265.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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