CDI and Tool Factory Offer Customized Software/Hardware Solution for Special Education

CDI, North America’s largest supplier of recertified, brand name computers to the educational market, and Tool Factory, a leader in educational technology products, announced that they have partnered to offer customized software/hardware bundles for Special Education.

This partnership marries the best of both worlds; combining the power of cost effective recertified computers with exceptional software designed to improve academic success for special education students. This bundled package provides districts the opportunity to purchase more hardware and software while still lowering their overall technology costs.

This jointly developed solution enables districts to synchronize special education spending with technology spending.  This service is extremely significant for districts when making decisions about allocating their stimulus funds, IDEA and ARRA funding.

Initial hardware/software solutions will focus on Early Learning, Autism and Special Education.  Tool Factory’s extensive selection of tailored software will allow CDI to offer more customized solutions in the future expanding their coverage to support any commonly run special needs program in the country.  Bundles can be purchased with CDI’s recertified computers already imaged with Tool Factory’s software, making implementation of this affordable, powerful teaching tool as easy as possible.

To find out more about ordering the bundles go to:



“This arrangement is a critical next step to aiding schools and enhancing their technology programs because it allows school spending to go further. Schools can now use multiple funding streams to secure technology for school-wide usage in tough economic times. Given our objectives, we knew we needed a technology provider experienced in successfully delivering cost effective, state of the art technology solutions for education and CDI is a natural fit,” said Gordon Woodrow, Tool Factory’s Director of Operations. “We have seen firsthand, that computers can be tremendous motivators, particularly for students with disabilities. CDI is uniquely qualified to help us deliver on our vision. CDI offers a very comprehensive solution for our technology needs as well as an impressive track-record working with similar organizations.”


We are excited to provide districts this comprehensive hardware/software bundle for Special Education together with Tool Factory,” said Saar Pikar, General Manager, CDI. “With a struggling economy and increasing budget cuts for education, it is even more important to provide districts with cost effective, creative solutions that help support their goal of strong academic achievement.”

About CDI

CDI is the largest distributor of recertified computer equipment in the world and our mission is to increase the availability of computers for students while dramatically reducing technology spending.  Over 9,000 U.S. schools have already taken advantage of our industry leading service, longer-than-new warranty, brand name selection and customized financing.  CDI’s 100% focus on education can help you far exceed your technology goals. For more information go to:


CDI – The world’s largest distributor of recertified computers for schools.


About Tool Factory
Tool Factory is a leader in innovative educational technology and staff development solutions.  Tool Factory’s mission is to improve US education by providing superior educational software, hardware, staff development options, and an impressive lineup of special education products. The extensive online catalog offers a host of resources to reinvigorate any learning environment. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process. For more information go to

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