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Expand Access with Technology
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A billion people worldwide live with disabilities. Assistive and accessible technologies can make a profound impact in their lives and in the communities we serve. Some nonprofit computer refurbishers in North America supply accessible and assistive technology–equipped computers, iPads, and iPods to the disabled at no- or low-cost.
>Read about computer refurbishment to expand technology access.

TechSoup has partnered with goQ Software to make their writing assistance and speech recognition software, WordQ + SpeakQ, available to eligible nonprofits and libraries.
>Learn more about these assistive technology tools.

Access to technology is a right in today’s world. In this TechSoup forum snapshot, our community shares its ideas and tools around accessible and assistive technologies.
>Visit our latest Voices from the Community on accessibility.

Disability, technology, and innovation intersect in many striking ways. Some technologies originally designed with accessibility in mind wind up having a far broader impact, like the telephone.
>What assistive and accessible technologies do you think are widely useful?
What Can Mapping Do for Nonprofits and Libraries?
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Mapping technologies are bringing major shifts in how nonprofits advocate, educate, organize, and plan. This NTEN webinar on Tuesday, September 6 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, featuring TechSoup staff writer Elliot Harmon, will demonstrate different mapping tools.
>Join a team of mapping experts to learn what mapping tools can do for your nonprofit.

At the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference, a live panel of mapping experts convened to discuss the impact of mapping tools on nonprofits. They highlighted Google Maps, Esri’s ArcGIS, Crowdmap, GeoCommons, and BatchGeo.
>Read this recap for more.
Conduct Effective Community Surveys
In this month’s Net2 Think Tank, we invited you to share best practices for creating community surveys.
>Read a summary of responses, including lessons learned and case studies, then share your own!

Get tips, techniques, and recommended tools for surveying your supporters online in these two articles.
>Use Online Surveys to Get the Feedback You Need to Succeed
>A Few Good Online Survey Tools for Your Nonprofit
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