Computers For Special Needs Trust
The Computers for Special Needs Computer Loan Scheme was established in September 2000 to lend computer equipment to people with special needs.
It is funded largely by grants and donations, with The Rata Foundation, COGS, Lottery Grants Board and Microsoft being substantial regular supporters.
The definition of “special need” is fairly broad, but generally relates to a recognised physical, intellectual or mental disability.
The computers available through the loan scheme are suitable for people undertaking short courses of study, for trial, assessment or training purposes, and for recreational activities.
Computers are available to qualifying persons who reside in the Canterbury – Nelson – Marlborough region. They are generally not provided for use in schools or workplaces and are not intended to be used as family computers.
For eligibility criteria, the application process and more information see the CSN Website link here.
You will also find that CSN run Barrier Free Computer classes held at the New Brighton Public Library on a Saturday morning. See HERE for more information