resources / technical info / technology grants

Computers for people who don’t see (well)

Someone recently approached me at work with some computer questions.  I happened to mention the Greater Salem Technology Equity Project (GSTEP) and our recent project to supply training computers for Oregon Commission for the Blind and Sunnyside Organics, and she immediately had an idea: An old laptop a friend bought for her was sitting unused … Continue reading

awareness raising / technology grants / testimonials

PRESS RELEASE: Open House and Celebration Dinner

Click here for an alternate printable version of this press release Contact: Ethan A. Young Cell: (503)260-9689 Email: Non-profits, government agencies and community organizations come together to provide job skills and computer training for the blind. NextStep Recycling and the Greater Salem Technology Equity Project (GSTEP) donated three blind-accessible computer systems set up with … Continue reading

feedback / notes / technical info / technology grants

Learning our client’s needs

[NOTE:  Edited and updated from original Feb 28 publishing date] Our technology grant to Sunnyside Organics and Oregon Commission for the Blind has been a great learning opportunity and quite a process for us.  It requires us to think differently in order to address the needs of the people we are intending to serve. Previously, we tried to use Linux … Continue reading

notes / technology grants

Visit to NextStep Recycling

NextStep visit goals: Understand the process intakes setup distribution (outgoing) work out details of NextStep/GSTEP relationship what to take/reject? how to approach large donors? demands/suggestions w/handling process what to send back/forth, and how? (logistics) what stats to keep, and how to keep them? what else to formalize relationship? discuss hardware for 1st project Notes (based … Continue reading