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OSCIL Cares – Technology Assistance Program

Are you feeling isolated or disconnected since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Are you a Rhode Island resident and have a disability?

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Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) may be able to provide you with the technology and training you need in order to:

  • participate in telehealth appointment
  • order groceries and other products online and have them delivered to your home
  • order health/medical supplies and have them delivered to your home
  • connect to friends and family via email, texting and social media
  • access information online that will help you in your daily life

What types of technology can OSCIL help me get and/or learn to use?

Based on the individual’s interest & technology needs, OSCIL can help with:

  • an apple ipad air on a white backgroundApple iPad
  • an Apple iPhone on a white backgroundApple iPhone
  • an Android cellphone on a white backgroundAndroid Phone
  • a silver laptop with a blue windows OS home screenLaptop & Desktop computers
  • a collage of various mobile device app icons oriented diagonally on a white backgroundApps for smart phones and tablets
  • a gray Echo Dot Amazon smart home device with a glowing blue ring around the base and white clock numbers illuminated on the frontSmart home technology such as Alexa
  • a black mobile data hotspot device with a blue screenWIFI Hot Spots and data plans

Who is eligible?

To participate in OSCIL Cares, you must:

  • be a Rhode Island resident
  • have a disability
  • be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19

How to get started:

  1. Contact OSCIL.
    • call us at 401-738-1013
    • send an email to [email protected]
    • make a video call to 401-244-7792
  2. Mention that you are interested in learning more about OSCIL’s Technology and Training program.
  3. Undergo an assessment by OSCIL staff and be approved for the program.

This program is made possible by federal funding from the CARES Act.