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  • Disability

  • Updated 11/01/2018

    Computability IW
    recycling computers for disabled and less-enabled
    on the Isle of Wight

    Web Link for Computability:

    Computability IW is a very small charity which provides computers to those who are possibly not doing so well in a number of ways. Often we can give a first experience of computing or bridge that affordability gap in times of hardship.

    If you are in some way qualified and would like to receive a computer or technical support, or support some who could benefit, then please phone 01983 822900 or email

    We have available a selection of PCs, 1GHz processor and above; also from time to time some printers comprising mostly deskjets and laser printers. We have an assortment of computer components, and a good range of mostly free or shareware software largely compiled on our "Doctor's Bag" CD.

    We are therefore able to supply mostly at no charge or long-loan anything from this range and the technical expertise to work with this age of equipment. Please check if requesting a computer that you have space to put one, power sockets nearby and a landline telephone for Internet access. A willing computer savvy friend or neighbour can be a great asset, too.

    We have some expertise in helping those less able, also in advising and directing less-enabled people to alternative sources of help. Particularly see the various links on this site. Always feel free to ask.

    We welcome donations of computers provided they carry a Windows XP product code; we no longer accept donations of Win 98 systems or old-style heavy CRT monitors. Printers are also welcome provided they work in some fashion! (i.e. not dried-out ink-jets). "We" comprise just a few individuals working under the IW PCUser Group and at present are not a registered charity.

    Commercial and business users may wish to visit for disposal within WEEE regulations. Refurbished systems are available for purchase from Jamie's Computer Club in Southampton.

    Computability contact details are:

    Resources: Tel: 01983 822900