The CNIB (Canadian National Institute For The Blind) has come up with a unique way to help people who need smartphones, but can’t afford to own one.
Their new ‘Phone It Forward’ campaign asks Canadians to donate their old smartphones, receive a tax receipt, and in turn empower those who are blind in the process.
CNIB say “smartphones make a tremendous impact on the lives of people who are blind. Accessible smartphone apps make it possible to do all kinds of things that may have seemed challenging before”.
The scheme has been setup in partnership with Fixt Wireless Repair in Canada. They say donated smartphones are wiped to the highest data security standards, loaded with accessible apps, and provided to people with sight loss who need them, along with technical training, discounted maintenance, and data plan support.
Watch the video below from CNIB.
To donate your phone, or learn more about Phone it Forward, visit phoneitforward.ca or call 1-833-554-5020.