Comcast Foundation gives $10,000 to Arc Baltimore
The Comcast Foundation has donated $10,000 to support assistive technology training at The Arc Baltimore, which works with children and adults with disabilities.
The Arc Baltimore will use the money to hold a dozen laboratories over six months to teach at least 120 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff members who work with them how to use assistive technology devices to gain more independence.
For example, voice recognition or screen enlargement computer programs could help people with hearing and vision impairments better use computers.
The devices and software can also help with eating, communication, memory and staying safe at home.
The grant is part of a national partnership between Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc, the Baltimore organization’s national affiliate, through which Comcast will put $200,000 toward expanding technology resources for people with disabilities.