#ConnectAbility is a three year fundraising appeal to raise £250,000 for life-changing assistive technology that will help disabled people live more independently.
The story so far
We launched the #ConnectAbility appeal in 2014 to fundraise for assistive technology, such as iPads and eye trackers, to increase the independence of the people we support. We have very nearly reached the #ConnectAbility appeal target; benefitting service users from across the country.
Life without technology would just be so boring!”William, Ernest Kleinwort Court
If you're interested in promoting #ConnectAbility to help improve communication for many of the men and women we support please email email@example.com or call us on 01444 237286.
To join our lovely group of #ConnectAbility supporters and celebrities in our Pinterest gallery simply email us a photo of you with our #ConnectAbility poster (download by clicking the below picture) using the above email address. Thank you so much for your support, you can make a difference!
Donate via our #ConnectAbility JustGiving page
Donate by text:
Text CONE705 to 70070 to donate £5
Text CONE7010 to 70070 to donate £10
For most of us, technology is part of our everyday lives. Our #ConnectAbility appeal means The Disabilities Trust can give disabled people access to technology and training that helps them contact people without having to rely on anyone else.
Service user Kevin has been given a 'voice' through his iPad, for the first time in 20 years after a vicious attack left him with severe brain damage, broken bones and right side paralysis. Kevin typed his own message at the end of his first day with the iPad, simply saying "It is so good to be able to speak again."
Jackie at Gregory Court discovered a part of her family she never knew existed, by using her e-Reader and Facebook account. She is now back in touch with many friends she thought she had lost after spending years together. Her e-reader's touch screen and stylus means Jackie can now easily turn pages and communicate with her contacts. She can access puzzles, music, shopping and social media, all through one device. This has opened up new possibilities for her, as well as helping improve her independence. Read Jackie's full story here.