In the meantime, I have successfully resuscitated the dual-processor Windows XP Professional system. I have ordered the 60-day trial version of Window-Eyes which appears to be a good choice, although Dave would be a better judge of that once he gets his hands on the software.
And Karen Cooper has thoughtfully volunteered to accept contributions via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you could send me a check at 725 Citadel Ct., Des Plaines IL 60016 if that's simpler for you.
We'll still need to sort out the logistics of getting the working computer to Winnipeg, but I suspect it can be mongoled there through Mpls. We'll see...
So, shall we begin?