The mission of IICIL is to create and maintain independence options for people with disabilities by advocating for civil rights, providing services, and promoting full participation of disabled individuals in all aspects of the community.

Computer Lab

The IL/IA Center for Independent Living is a non-residential, non profit organization serving people with disabilities. The mission of the IICIL is to establish independence options for people with disabilities by way of advocating for civil rights, providing services, and promoting full participation of disabled individuals in all aspects of the community. The IICIL was founded in 1987 and is located in Rock Island, Illinois.

IICIL provides a variety of forms of technical assistance to businesses and organizations such as accessibility audits, Braille services, deaf & hard of hearing services, reasonable accommodation ideas, and information regarding the ADA and other disability laws.

IICIL provides information to the community abut disability issues through presentation, awareness events, and regular newsletters.

Through the IICIL Technology Lab we will be able to provide basic and internet skills to the underserved populations including people of all ages with disabilities and their families as well as low-income residents in our service area.

Individual or group classes are available, those looking to learn basic computer skill are encouraged to sign up by contacting the Center at 309-793-0090 V / TTY. The lab is open to the general public with knowledge of basic computer and internet skills.

Computer Technology Lab Hours

Monday – Friday
1:30 – 4:30 pm

IICIL Office

3708 11th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201

Computer Lab Features

  • High Speed Internet
  • JAWS Professional Dedition w/ SMA
  • Open Book 8.0
  • DigiCom 2000
  • Clarity CLTR Travelmate Video Magnifier with AutoFocus,
    Color Camera with desktop & Distance Viewing Capability
  • Madentec Tracker One with Screen Doors & Magic Cursor
  • Logitech Wheel Mouse Optical
  • Ultimate Expert Trackball
  • Alva 544 Satellite Braille Display
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional Edition
  • WYNN Wizard with OCR Software
  • X-Keys foot Pedals with USB connector
  • Cirque Smart Cat Touchpad with USB connector
  • Whale Mouse USB
  • Quill Mouse Left & Right Handed USB
  • Big Keys LX Keyboard with Qwerty Layout for PC
  • Large Print Keyboard (Black on White)
  • Large Print Keyboard (White on Black)
  • Mayline VariTask Tables & Data Centers
  • My TTY
  • D-Link for Video Relay

Classes with specialized equipment and software will be available for persons who have low vision or are blind, deaf or hard of hearing, have a physical disability or are Spanish speaking.

Mobile lab training will be available for those interested in home based classes. Agencies are also encouraged to contact the Center if they are interested in partnership training for persons with disabilities.

Specialized Equipment and Software available for

  • Low Vision or Blind
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Physical Disability
  • Spanish Speaking

Computer Equipment Sponsors

  • IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Iowa Disabilities Internet Education Project
  • Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
  • Solutions for Humans
  • Network Innovations
  • Mediacom
  • Sprint
  • CSD
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