San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
We Welcome You To
Free Access and Computer Classes in Neighborhood Community Centers Serving:
- Adults with Disabilities
- Seniors, 60 years of age and older
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EXPLORE: What is BTOP - BTOP Locations - Free Classes
What is BTOP
The Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) is a Federal program to end the digital divide, expanding access to and encouraging use of broadband high speed internet services, by funding a variety of innovative programs nationwide. San Francisco's BTOP initiative seeks to increase broadband adoption by teaching computer and internet skills and demonstrating the value of broadband based technologies, such as social media and video communication. The program focuses on the City's seniors and adults with disabilities because they can most benefit from expanded access. The Dept of Aging and Adult Services is working with the City's Department of Technology and a variety of community partners to bring broadband training and access to seniors and adults with disabilities.
Free Programs and Classes offered in 5 languages
Please check if your Neighborhood BTOP location provides classes in your language.
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Where Can I Go In My Neighborhood to Use a Computer, and Get Free Classes?
Free BTOP Computer Labs for seniors and persons with disabilities are opening all around the City. Click on the link below to find your Neighborhood BTOP Center.
See map of locations
For Department of Aging and Adult Services BTOP locations open in your neighborhood
Click on the link below to find the contact information for your Neighborhood BTOP Center.
- Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services - ADHC *
- Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services - Dr. George Davis Senior Center
- Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services - Western Addition Senior Center
- Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
- Bethany Center
- Catholic Charities CYO - OMI Senior Center
- Catholic Charities CYO - San Francisco ADS *
- Centro Latino de San Francisco
- Conard House Supportive Residences and Client Service Centers *
- Curry Senior Center
- Episcopal Community Services - Canon Kip Senior Center
- Excelsior Senior Center
- Golden Gate Senior Services - Castro Senior Center
- Golden Gate Senior Services - Richmond Senior Center
- Jewish family and Children’s Services / ADSN - L’Chaim Adult Day Services *
- Institute on Aging / ADSN - Irene Swindle Center for Adults *
- Kimochi, Inc. - Kimochi Home ADS *
- Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
- Mission Neighborhood Center—Capp Street Senior Center
- Mission YMCA Senior Center
- Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services - Eastern Park Apartments - Cyber Café
- On Lok 30th Street Senior Center
- San Francisco Housing Authority - 666 Ellis St. *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - California Street Building *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Clementina Towers *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - JFK Towers *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Mission Dolores *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Noe Housing *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Rosa Parks Senior Center *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Sala Burton Manor *
- San Francisco Housing Authority - Sanchez Housing *
- San Francisco Senior Center - Aquatic Park Senior Center
- San Francisco Senior Center - Downtown Senior Center
- Self-Help for the Elderly - ADS *
- Self-Help for the Elderly - Jackie Chan Senior Center
- Self-Help for the Elderly - John King Senior Center
- Self-Help for the Elderly - Lady Shaw Residence *
- Self-Help for the Elderly - Lady Shaw Senior Center
- Southwest Community Cooperation - IT Bookman Community Center
- Stepping Stone ADSN - Golden Gate ADHC *
- Stepping Stone ADSN - Mabini ADHC *
- Stepping Stone ADSN - Mission Creek ADHC *
- Stepping Stone ADSN - Presentation ADHC *
- Stonestown YMCA Senior Center
- Valencia Gardens – Mission Housing
- Vietnamese Elderly Mutual Assistance Association
* Indicates sites that are for the use of building residents or enrolled participants
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What Free Classes and Programs are Offered?
A series of Basic and Intermediate Skills Computer Classes will help to familiarize students with computer essentials such as: functions and operations of a computer, learning to set up an email account, navigating the internet, and learning to take precautionary measures associated with online activity. Introductory classes to Facebook and Skype are also offered in an attempt to reduce social isolation and easily connect with friends and family, common challenges amongst Seniors and Adults with Disabilities. Classes will also be offered to help students search for employment opportunities and manage finances online, further enhancing online capabilities of participants.
See Types of Classes
Click on the link below to see the types of classes that are currently offered. Contact your Neighborhood BTOP Center for more information.
How Do I Sign Up For a Free Class or to Use a Computer?
Contact your Neighborhood BTOP Center for more information.
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Healthier Living is a successful program developed by and licensed through Stanford University School of Medicine. This program is designed for people with chronic diseases or their caregivers who want to improve the quality of their life. The workshop is highly participatory where workshop leaders guide participants to develop skills and strategies for managing their health. It is conducted in a series of 2½ hour workshops presented once a week over a 6-week period.
Take control of your health! Register for a Free 6-week Healthier Living workshop to help you learn how to better manage your chronic health conditions. Click here to view the workshop flyer. Click here to view the flyer of the workshop located at Stonestown YMCA-Annex.
Aging and Disability Technology Summit
May 15, 2012
City Hall, San Francisco
Aging and Disability Technology
Summit Offered a Passport to a
World of Possibilities for Local
Seniors and Adults with
To foster broadband technology awareness and access for all local seniors and adults with disabilities, the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, the Department of Technology and the Community Living Campaign, presented an Aging and Disability Technology Summit at City Hall.
The Summit included:
- Engaging, informative and thought-provoking Plenary Sessions, set in the North and South Light Courts on the main floor of City Hall.
- Workshops on a wide range of topics – the What and Why of broadband computer access.
- Interactive, hands-on computer niches where people can try out different learning opportunities, including medical research, Facebook, email and more.
- Large-scale video displays featuring website demonstrations in which conference attendees can actually participate.
- Program and workshop translation offered for Spanish and Cantonese speaking participants.
Click on the Watch Now Button below to view the recorded event.
Visit our Facebook Page to view pictures of the Summit, watch clips of perfomances, and read what's new with BTOP. Don't forget to LIKE US!
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Volunteers Are Always Needed!
To volunteer to be a BTOP Internet Coach Contact Your Local Neighborhood Center Listed Here or E-mail: email@example.com
For More Information Call (415) 355-3555 or your local BTOP Community Center
All Department of Aging and Adult Services BTOP locations have accessible computer equipment and facilities, including large screens, type enlargement for vision enhancement, touchscreen computers with large keys, ergonomic trackballs, headsets for enhanced audio, and wheelchair accessible desks. Specialized classes for persons with very low vision are available at Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired BTOP lab. For inquiries about classes facilitated with American Sign Language, or for other accommodations, please contact DAAS at 355-3555.
Project Endeavor also provides an array of training materials and educational resources for deaf and hard of hearing people. For more information about Project Endeavor, Click here. Click here to contact us to see if you qualify for discounted internet services and devices. To access their Video Library, Click here.
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