Listed below are resources for low-cost computers available in the Washington DC area as well as nationally. Each program has various eligibility requirements and restrictions. Please contact each organization for more information.
Although we attempt to keep the website up-to-date, information can change quickly and without notice.
Feel free to contact the Assistive Technology Program to get information on choosing a computer or on basic training services.
For DC residents the program is a collaboration between the DC Public Library and the Dept. of Human Services. Offers participants a one-year loan of a Google Chromebook for personal use. Click on this link for more information and to submit an application.
Partnership between DC government, the non-profit community, academia and industry, working together to bridge the digital divide through access, training and opportunity.
DC Department on Disability Services/Rehabilitation Services Administration
DC Government agency for individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment, training or post-secondary education. RSA may provide computers and software if needed.
DC Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Computers for the Blind is a non-profit organization devoted to providing computers to persons who are blind or visually impaired. This organization is based in Texas but ships computers to individuals in the United States. Please call or visit website for more information.
Resource for low-income persons consists of an easy to use website that allows you to look up low-cost computers and Internet services available in your area.
Centered on getting low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet into the homes of low-income individuals. This non-profit organization is based in Minnesota but offers free shipping of equipment to all US states from its online store. Please call or visit the website for information on eligibility, availability and FAQ's.
PC's For People
Provides people with both significant vision and hearing loss with free equipment and training. Equipment provided includes smartphones, tablets, computers, screen readers and braille displays. Participants must meet federal disability and income requirements.
Offers free unlimited monthly data, talk and text to eligible customers. Qualify for services by being part of a government benefit programs like Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, and more.
Website: QLink Wireless
This website provides a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Washington DC. They all offer different plans with different numbers of minutes, different refill options and different areas.
Comprehensive and useful website providing information and guidance on a variety of products for seniors including mobile phones and services. Site contains compensated links.
Easy to navigate website addressing all things Internet. Useful information and guidance on choosing Internet providers, purchasing routers, understanding the technology and more. Site contains compensated links.