WORECESTER - Spectrum presented a $10,000 check at the Worcester Senior Center on Wednesday. It will be used to help train and support older adults in modern technology.
The grant from Spectrum was given to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Some of the technology that the grant will help with will be specialized, such as refreshable Braille displays, magnifiers, and e-readers. It's also meant to help to bring people together.
"For many people who are blind or visually impaired they are unaware of the capacities they have to access this tremendous medium through the use of devices and special training," Amy Ruell, MABVI's director of Support Services said. "And so this can really mean the difference between being able to stay in your own home to connect with grandchildren."
The funding is part of a five-year, $7,000,000 commitment from Spectrum to help with digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.
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