Adaptive Technology Training
Our Technology Training Center helps clients gain knowledge and expertise in the use of adaptive technology. By providing training on the latest technology available, our clients are able to explore ways to make their phones, computers and other devices easier to use at work or to connect with friends and family. We work with clients to assess their initial skill levels and offer one-on-one courses on adaptive technology to learn and enhance computer skills. Before starting a class, all potential clients will sign a technology agreement.
Course List and Description
Fundamentals of JAWS
This is a beginner course that will familiarize students with JAWS (Job Access with Speech) to navigate Windows OS and software.
This is an intermediate course that focuses on strengthening the student’s JAWS skills with keyboard shortcuts, precise navigation, and troubleshooting.
Fundamentals of ZoomText
This is an introduction to the ZoomText screen magnifier to navigate Windows OS and software.
This is an intermediate course that focuses on strengthening the student’s ZoomText skills with keyboard shortcuts, precise navigation, and troubleshooting.
Fundamentals of Keyboarding
This is a six-week beginner course designed to teach keyboarding on a desktop computer. Students will use the TypeAbility typing and computer program to learn the basics of keyboarding. They will also reinforce their learning with journaling, research, and assignments.
Fundamentals of iOS (VoiceOver and Gestures)
This iPhone-specific course focuses on using VoiceOver and Gestures for navigation and general iPhone functions.
Fundamentals of Android (TalkBack and Gestures)
This Android-specific course teaches students the basics on using TalkBack and Gestures for navigation and general Android functions.
Fundamentals of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
This course, split over three modules, is designed to teach the Microsoft Office suite. Students will learn to create documents including a cover letter and use basic functions in Microsoft Word. In the Microsoft Excel module, students will learn to create spreadsheets and create workbooks for common topics such as budgeting or scheduling. Finally, students will create a training email account in Microsoft Outlook to learn the program.