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Washington Access Fund
100 South King Street, Suite 280
Seattle, WA 98104
206-328-5116 Voice
1-877-428-5116
1-888-494-4775 TTY
206-328-5126 Fax
Email: info@washingtonaccessfund.org


Free & Low Cost Computer Resources

*This list is provided for informational purposes only. Washington Access Fund does not endorse any particular assistive technology device, vendor or manufacturer.  Please send updates, suggestions or information about other computer related resources to info@washingtonaccessfund.org.  

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CenturyLink Internet Basics
Home internet service, low-cost netbook and internet training for low-income individuals.

  • Area Served: Century Link service areas
  • Application Procedure: To qualify, you must not have subscribed to CenturyLink Internet service within the last 90 days and are not a current CenturyLink Internet customer; do not have an overdue CenturyLink bill or unreturned equipment; Follow current guidelines for Lifeline/ TAP phone service programs.
  • Cost: Internet access/ $9.95 a month. Netbook/ $150, plus tax, Free Internet Training
  • Warranties/Post Purchase Support: 30 day money back guarantee

Comcast Internet Essentials
Home internet service and low cost computer for low-income families.

  • Area Served: Comcast service areas
  • Application Procedure: Must have at least one student receiving free lunches through the National School Lunch Program and have not subscribed to Comcast in the last 90 days or have outstanding bill or returned equipment to Comcast. Apply online.
  • Cost: Internet access/ $9.95 a month, plus tax. Computer/ $149.99, plus tax (with internet access) Free Internet Training
  • Warranties/Post Purchase Support: 30 day warranty
  • Contact Information: Tel: 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)

InterConnection
Low cost computers.
Hours: The store is open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.

  • Area Served:  Washington state
  • Types of Computers Available:  Desktops & Laptops (Dell, HP, IBM, Mac, Lenovo and all other major name brands). Low-income computers are also available from $149. They come with Windows 7, Office Basic and are internet ready. Check this PDF flyer to see if you qualify. Interconnection also has a retail store where it sells low cost laptops and desktops starting from $129.
  • Waiting List:  No
  • Application Procedure:  Check website or contact Interconnection by phone for more information.
  • Warranties/Post Purchase Support:  90 days

3415 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone:  206-633-1517
Toll Free: 1-866-621-1068
Email:  info@interconnection.org

RECA Foundation
The RECA Foundation offers refurbished "beginning" and "internet ready" computers to low income individuals and individuals with disabilities.  Also provides training and repair services.

  • Area Served: South Central Washington and NE Oregon
  • Types of Computers Available:  Beginning computer for first time users, young kids, and those with mental disabilities.  Security system makes them “kid proof”.  Internet ready computers for Internet access and other programs – comes with Windows 2000 or XP, Open Office or Office XP, other free programs such as typing tutors, anti-virus and anti-spyware.
  • Waiting List:  No
  • Application Procedure:  Referral from social service agency or direct contact
  • Cost:  Beginning computers range in cost from $75 to $100.  Internet computers cost between $200 and $250.
  • Warranties/Post Purchase Support:  Free tech support including repair or replacement for two years
  • Number of computers placed per month:  20

5210 W. 4th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 
(By appointment only)
Phone: 509-543-2910
Email: directors@recafoundation.org

Seattle Community Network:
Offers no-cost and low-cost internet-ready computers to folks who need them. 

  • Area Served: Seattle & King County 
  • Types of Computers Available: Pentium IV and above desktops. We occasionally get Macs adn very seldom, laptops. We currently have funds to help clients purchase laptops from Interconnection. We pay 50% of the cost. 
  • Waiting List: frequently a very long waiting list!
  • Application Procedure: email requests to ti.locke@yahoo.com
  • Cost: free -- unless we are helping purchase computers or monitors from Interconnection -- then it's 50/50. 
  • Warranties/ Post Purchase Support: if we supply computers via Interconnection, a warranyy is offered. 
  • Contact Information: Ti Locke (email only) ti.locke@yahoo.com


Computer Training

See also RECA Foundation & InterConnection

Northshore Senior Center
The Northshore Senior Center has been at the forefront of training seniors in computer learning since 1992. Around 1,500 students come to the labs each year to learn the basics of computing for work or pleasure. Lab computers and software are kept up to date so that seniors can keep their skills up to current market trends.

Provail
Computer classes and training for individuals with disabilities including specially designed programs for individuals with cognitive disabilities.

  • Waiting List:  No
  • Application Procedure:  Contact Gabe at Provail
  • Cost: There is a charge for these programs; charges may be covered by DD and/or vocational rehabilitation funding or other sources.

3670 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-8004
Phone: 206-363-7303
Clinic Phone: 206-826-1037
Fax: 206-361-5628
Toll Free: 1-888-810-0745
Email: Gabel@provail.org

Tacid (Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities)
Computer lab with some adaptive software open to individuals with disabilities.  Individualized instruction also provided. Lab is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 PM.

  • Waiting List:  No
  • Application Procedure:  Call TACID to see if they have equipment that you need. To make an appointment for individualized instruction, call Laurie Teeter at Ext. 20/(253) 565-9000 ext. 12.
  • Cost:  No

6315 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466
Phone:  253-565-9000
Fax: 253-565-5578
TTY: 253-565-3468

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