Donka logo with tagline: 'empowering abilities through technology.'

Donka, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides computer training and job readiness services to persons with physical, visual, and limited learning disabilities. Through use of computers and assistive technology, our clients become more self-sufficient and independent members of the community.

Serving 200 students annually, Donka focuses its efforts on assisting people with disabilities improve the quality of their life using computers and assistive technology—either onsite or online---and provides train-the-trainer sessions as well.

Computer Training


Donka was founded in 1987 by Don Van Haveren, a retired Wheaton businessman, who became friends with residents of the DuPage Convalescent Center where he volunteered. He believed that computer training was the way to increase opportunities for people limited by disabilities. Don’s vision has grown into the only program in the Chicago area that provides free computer training as a means of education leading to employment, and human service leading to more independent living.