Low-Cost Internet Access
Being connected to online information and technology is increasingly essential for so many aspects of our lives and well-being. Yet San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities are less likely than other residents to have Internet access at home. The price of internet service is one of the reasons residents cite. Here are a few options:
- Affordability Connectivity Program
- Comcast Internet Essentials for Families & People with Housing Assistance
- Access from AT&T
Low-Cost Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones
- PCs for People Refurbished Laptops & Desktops
- Low-Cost Dell Computer with Comcast Internet Essentials
- The Best Budget Laptops for 2023
- The Best Tablets for 2023
Technology Training and Access
- Community Living Campaign Classes – virtual classes and one-one-one tutoring at 1663 Mission Street and other locations
- The San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services’ also have computer training and specialty classes:
- San Francisco Public Library Computer Classes and other Digital Services
- They have a robust range of digital services that give card holders 24/7 free access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, classes, music and more. It is all available for free with your library card.
- If you have a permanent or long term disability that prevents you from visiting the library, you can sign up for Library Access from Home. You can get your library card, use online resources, and borrow things via mail.
Other Online Learning Resources
Here are a few more links, where you can learn on your own!
Adaptive technology offers many ways to empower and increase access for people with disabilities. Yet residents need to be aware of the options, have access to adaptive devices, and receive the training they need to use these technologies effectively.
- Ability Net: My Computer My Way
- Windows Computer Accessibility Features
- Apple Computer Accessibility Features
- Android Tablet Accessibility Features
- Apple Tablet Accessibility Features
- Low Vision Apps
- Apps for Hearing Loss
- Independent Living Resource Center
- LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California