Educational Webinars

The Training and Education Services team is proud to partner with Northwest Hills Eye Care to present webinars on a variety of topics of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Smart speakers and Smart Homes for Smart People

    IN this eighth installment in our educational webinar series the Austin Lighthouse training team will share their experiences with smart speakers and smart home devices. It turns out we do all live in the sci-fi future where you can tell your house to cool down, your oven to heat up, and your fridge to order more milk.

    Join us on Tuesday, August 11 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom.

    Objectives

    • Discover what a smart speaker is and how it fits into a smart home.
    • Experience samples of three different smart speaker platforms.
    • Control appliances around your home with only your voice.

    Presenters

    • Aaron Hoffman: Lead Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Baylee Alger: Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Dan Hart: Data/Accessibility Specialist
    • Eric Sifuentes: Adaptive Technology Instructor
    • Taryn Schriewer: Tab Solutions Store Clerk
    • Thomas Stivers: Service Coordinator

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  • Open Your Windows

    If you have a Windows 10 computer, you have access to several built in features that can make your computer easier to use. Want to learn more? Click on the video below, open your Windows and follow along as the Austin Lighthouse training team shows you how to unlock the accessibility features of Windows 10.

    Open Your Windows – Handout

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  • The Lockdown Scholar

    If you’re looking for new ways to relax or expand your mind while staying safe at home, the Austin Lighthouse training team has you covered. In The Lockdown Scholar, a webinar brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care, the Lighthouse trainers demonstrate ways to learn with video courses, audiobooks and text to speech software. Check out the video below!

    Lockdown Scholar – Handout

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  • You Can Have That Delivered?

    There’s an app for everything these days. With a few taps on your smartphone or clicks on your computer, it seems you can have just about anything in the world delivered right to you. Groceries, prescriptions, fast food, a sectional sofa and so much more can be ordered and delivered all through an app. In the 5th installment of the Austin Lighthouse bi-weekly webinar series, our staff shares some of their favorite delivery apps. Check out the video below and be sure to watch other episodes in this series brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

     

    You Can Have That Delivered – Handout

     

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  • To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is The Question

    Many job seekers with disabilities often wonder when’s the best time to disclose their disability during the job search and interviewing process. Some wonder if they should even disclose at all. The Austin Lighthouse Vocational Specialists have a few thoughts about this subject. Listen in on this roundtable discussion in the fourth installment of this webinar series brought to you by Travis Association for the Blind and Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

    Disclosing Your Disability – Handout

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  • Hey Google, Let’s Talkback About Tips, Tricks & Apps for Android

    Android Accessibility’s mission is to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful. Watch as the Austin Lighthouse training team shares their favorite tools and features for blind Android users in Hey Google, Let’s Talkback About Tips, Tricks & Apps for Android, a webinar brought to you by Travis Association for the Blind and Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

    Hey Google Lets Talkback about tips, tricks, and apps – Handout

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  • Tips, Taps and Apps for the iPhone

    The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular mobile devices for people who are blind. It’s loaded with accessibility features and useful tools. The Austin Lighthouse Training Team shows you how you can use your iPhone successfully and effectively in Tips, Taps and Apps for the iPhone, the second installment in the learning webinar series brought to you by Travis Association for the Blind and Northwest Hills Eye Care.

     

    Top Tips, Taps, and Apps – Handout

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  • Putting the V I in Virtual Meetings

    Virtual meetings are a mainstream way to connect with others. Lately, they have become part  of some people’s daily routine. People are meeting for business, fitness, education, entertainment and to just catch up with friends. Many of these online meeting and conference platforms are accessible to people who are blind. The Austin Lighthouse Training & Employment Services Team, in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care, recently hosted a webinar to show how  blind and visually impaired people can use these virtual spaces. Watch Putting the V I in Virtual, the first of a bi-weekly webinar series, below.

     

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    Putting the VI in Virtual Meetings Agenda

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  • Lighthouse Trainers Launch Webinar Series on Zoom

    The Austin Lighthouse Training & Employment Services Team, in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care, is hosting learning webinars via Zoom. The bi-weekly sessions, which began on May 4, will cover a variety of topics submitted to the training team. The next webinar, Tips, Taps and Apps for the iPhone, will be Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 pm CST. Join Lighthouse staff members Thomas, Aaron and Dan, as they teach participants how to use an iPhone more efficiently. Register Now

    Future topics will include:

    • Shopping for Groceries Without Leaving the House
    • What accessible gadgets can I get to turn my home into a smart home?
    • Tips & Tricks for Using Android with Speech and Magnification
    • Employment Workshop: How to Find, Get & Keep a Job as Someone who is Blind or Visually Impaired

    Past Webinars

    Be sure to check this post and the Austin Lighthouse Facebook page for  dates and times for future webinars.