Donate your used tablet computer to help people with aphasia! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a donation
“The tablet has proved invaluable to one of our Stroke rehabilitation patients”… we “have really seen a benefit to being able to loan patients technology such as that provided by yourselves” (quote from speech and language therapist)
Around a third of stroke survivors also experience some level of aphasia, a complex disorder of language and communication caused by damage to the language centres of the brain.∗
People with aphasia may have difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding language. Our mission is to enhance their communication, enabling them to access technology and digital resources just like other people do. Have a listen to what communication group member Sue says about how she uses Skype to stay in touch with her siblings abroad. Tablet computers are portable, reliable and simple to use, with built-in accessibility features. They provide a vital way of staying in touch with friends and family.
If you have some new or used Apple or Android tablet computers you can donate, we would love to hear from you. Please email us to let us know more. These will be used in communication groups and clinical settings.
A huge thank you in advance from the AphasiaTEC team!
Please note: regretfully we do not have funding to repair devices and therefore can only accept undamaged equipment in good working order. Ideally any donated equipment will already have been reset to factory defaults but if not, existing passcodes will be required, apps uninstalled and personal settings removed as we are unable to take responsibility for loss of personal data. We are very grateful if organisations are able to meet the costs of delivering the equipment to us, as this reduces our overheads and enables us to spend our money directly on helping people with aphasia.
∗Source: Stroke Association State of the Nation report, 2018