Verizon Foundation Donates $10,000 to Bluegrass Technology Center for People with Disabilities

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, today donated $10,000 to the Bluegrass Technology Center for People with Disabilities.

The Bluegrass Technology Center, in Lexington, Ky., is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to providing hands-on training opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families and professionals serving them.

"We're delighted that Verizon's donation will help people with disabilities gain greater independence," said Lori Macklin, vice president of external affairs for Verizon's operations in Kentucky. "I hope other businesses will join us in supporting this vital community resource."

Through the center's technology lab, people with disabilities can participate more fully in the community by exploring and using specially adapted learning devices and toys, educational software, the Internet and computer applications. The center also has a lending library that offers a variety of adaptive devices, ranging from electronic communication aids to toys, which can be activated by a single switch.

"Verizon's commitment to our community will help our center better provide the tools that people with disabilities need to achieve their dreams," said Jean Issacs Bramlette, technology specialist at the center.


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