Computers for Special Needs Trust



The Allan Bean Centre
Burwood Hospital
Mairehau Road, Burwood

Postal Address
CSN Trust
C/ 163 Fendalton Road

3517 491

Doug Schumacher (Administrator)


The buildings are wheelchair friendly and the surroundings pleasant and modern. The scheme operates in the Allan Bean Centre Library, Burwood Hospital, on Saturdays between the hours of 9am – 1.30pm.
To get to the Allan Bean Centre, turn into Entrance 3 off Mairehau Road. There is ample car parking available. Buses also run out to the Hospital.

Barrier Free Computing is not intended as a training course, but assistance is available for those who require it whether novice computer users or otherwise. More experienced users can work at their own level.

As the number of computers available at the Allan Bean Centre is limited (10), it is necessary to book your place in advance for Saturday sessions, otherwise places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis. Bookings may be made during sessions on Saturdays

There are no costs involved in attending these sessions thanks to the generosity of the New Zealand Spinal Trust . Tutor wages are paid by the Tertiary Education Commission and volunteer expenses are met through grants from COGS and the Lottery Grants Board.

For further information ring 3517 491

Complete computer systems (Windows XP Professional,or Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 Professional) with LCD monitors and multifunction (scanner and printer) inkjet printers are available – free of charge- to qualifying borrowers with a disability. Information packs (including application forms) may be obtained by emailing ; writing to CSN Trust, PO Box 29 366 Christchurch 8540,or by from the website above, or by ‘phoning 3517 491.


Computers, Disability