People Making a Difference
With a computer as a tool, a blind man can read, a quadriplegic woman can write – there is no limit to their potentials.
Kirsten meets with Leanne Vos of Donka, Inc.
Leanne Vos is the Executive Director of Donka, Inc. In February, Leanne gave us a tour of the Donka facility in Wheaton.
Donka is changing the lives of people with disabilities through technology. Donka is the only Chicago area program that provides free computer training as a means of education leading to employment, and a human service leading to more independent living. Donka strives to keep its inventory of assistive technology state-of-the-art. Assistive technology can be hardware or software, allowing anyone with a disability to use computers with independence.
Kathy of Donka demonstrates a pulse pen. This is just one type of assitive technology available to students.
Each year about fifty individuals , students or graduates, receive individualized, hands-on computer training or job placement at Donka’s Wheaton and Aurora locations. Hundreds of others receive outreach services from Donka’s role as a community resource on computer training and assistive technology as related to special education and disability.
Donka, Inc. is located at 400 N. County Farm Road (in the DuPage Convalescent Center) in Wheaton, IL 60187. They can be reached at 630.665.8169 and their websote is www.donkainc.org
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