Comcast and the USDB Foundation partner to help unique students – Draper Journal

Comcast and the USDB Foundation partner to help unique students

Oct 04, 2022 04:27PM

By Peri Kinder

Serving more than 5,000 students statewide, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and
USDB’s Educational Support Services provide education and accessibility technology that make
a real difference in a child’s life.

Comcast, the largest home internet service provider in the country, has provided grant
funding to the USDB Education Foundation so these unique students can have the technological
needs vital for their education and growth. 

Assistive devices and digital learning provide sight and sound that connect children to the
world and improve their overall communication. Use of these assistive devices gives students a
higher chance of success as a confident and independent adult.

“Comcast has been a really great community partner this year,” said Amy Zaharis, USDB
Education Foundation executive director. “They gave us funds that support the students with
assisted technology. There’s a lot of awesome technology our students can use that helps them,
and they need a lot of different things, and those things are expensive.”

While the state provides funding to cover the basics for the campuses and programs at
USDB, sometimes families need help procuring hearing aids, glasses, white canes, magnification
devices, unique technology and other assistive devices. With Comcast’s [...]

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