Microsoft Australia has donated a further $75,000 to the Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD) charity. The grant takes Microsoft's contribution to the specialist technology-based charity to over $500,000.
Prime Minister John Howard presided over a special donation ceremony last week. The partnership is designed to further TAD's work in helping people with disabilities gain access to technology that can improve the quality of their lives.
Microsoft's contributions since partnering with TAD in 1999 enable the charity's Computer Loan Service to provide PCs, access to online services, education and social interaction for people with disabilities.
"Technology is a part of everyday life but the disadvantaged in our community are at risk of being left behind." said Sancha Donald, chief executive officer of TAD NSW. "Microsoft's support helps TAD and our volunteers meet increasing demand."
"We are delighted to announce an additional grant valued at $75,000 to assist TAD in bringing the potential of technology to even more people with disabilities," said Paul Houghton, managing director of Microsoft Australia. "Microsoft has a fundamental belief that technology can help all individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential."