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Connect with Tech program offers free tablets and tech support

Alicia Colombo

Connect with Tech is a new program at TechOWL that provides free tablets and tech support to Pennsylvanians who need technology and have difficulty getting effective health care due to their location, disability, race, gender identity/sexuality, or other reasons.

Pennsylvania residents who need a tablet computer may be able to receive one free Android tablet per household in a case with headphones and a stylus. If necessary, recipients can also work with a tech coach to access the internet. To be eligible for the program, participants must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Limited income
  • Living with a disability
  • Speak a primary language other than English
  • Unable to leave home easily
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Experience racial or ethnic inequities or
  • Are Hispanic or Latinx or
  • Live in a place with limited health care or
  • Are impacted by medical discrimination

These circumstances may make it harder to receive quality health care. A tablet can help you access doctors and medical services.

Interested Pennsylvanians can complete a short application at or call 215-204-0101.

Questions? Please feel free to call the project manager Elijah Youngs, 215-204-0101 or email

Connect with Tech is a program at TechOWL, Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act program and part of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Connect with Tech is funded by a federal grant from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and Pennsylvania’s Department of Health.

Categories: Technology


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