Opera Software has unveiled its Global Donations Program, giving away registered versions of its Web browser for free to organizations for people with disabilities, elementary schools, and Web-design schools and programs.

Organizations can apply for free registered versions of Opera online.

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software, said: “The Opera Donations Program emphasizes the vastness of the Internet and its need for more than one browser, while providing designers with a free browser to test Web pages.

“At the same time, this program allows us to give back to a community that has given us an abundance of support throughout the years.”

Opera Software’s VP of desktop products, Dean Kakridas, said: “Educational institutions all over the world, especially in developing countries, struggle to prepare their students for a career that requires computer proficiency.

“The future of a healthy Internet is dependent on young people learning both how to get the most out of their browsing experience, and exposing them to all the great software that doesn’t always come bundled on their computer.”