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.

  • Tech Tips: Keeping Your Accessibility Settings Working in All Apps

    Don’t you hate when your accessibility settings don’t work in certain apps? Well, Apple has created a fix for that in it’s right in your settings menu.Learn how to set your iPhone up for success in this week’s Tech Tips.

  • Tech Tips: Using the Accessibility Shortcut on Your iPhone

    Ever needed to turn off your VoiceOver to watch a video without notification interruptions? Or, maybe you need to invert your colors to view a particular site clearly. Did you know you can turn your accessibility settings on and off quickly with a shortcut? If you didn’t, you’re in luck! We’re explaining how you can set up your accessibility shortcut in this episode of Tech Tips.

  • Tech Tips: How to Select Text While Using VoiceOver on Your iPhone

    Our Training & Employment Services adaptive tech instructors have been exploring the accessibility settings of Apple iPhone. One of the newest features in the menu is Text Selection. Join Steven as he explains how you can enable the feature and start selecting, copying and pasting text with ease. Be sure to like the video if you’d like to see more content like this. Subscribe to our channel so you won’t miss any tips.

  • Tech Tips: Using the Back Tap Shortcut on IOS

    Join our Training & Employment Services staff for an in-depth exploration of Apple’s accessibility settings for iPhone and iPad.  In this week’s tip, learn all about the Back Tap shortcut. This feature allows users to turn on a setting of their choosing with a simple tap on the back of your device.


  • Tech Tips: How to Read Gutenberg eBooks on Voice Dream Reader

    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60 thousand free eBooks. Start reading them now with your Voice Dream Reader. Adding them to your library is easy.  Join Adaptive Tech Supervisor Aaron Hoffman as he explains how in this episode of Tech Tips.

  • Tech Tips: Listen to LibriVox Books on Voice Dream Reader

    Get your Voice Dream Reader ready! In this Tech Tips from the Austin Lighthouse training team, you’ll learn how to add LibriVox books to your VDR. Librivox is a public domain of free audiobooks read by volunteers around the world.  Learn more here.

  • Tech Tips: Download Bookshare Books to Voice Dream Reader

    Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities. People who are blind or have other reading barriers can access over a million books that can be used with multiple devices. We’re showing you how to add it to your Voice Dream Reader in this week’s Tech Tips.


  • Tech Tips: Enjoy Audiobooks with BARD Mobile

    With the BARD Mobile app, blind audiobook lovers can access hundreds of books while on the go. All you need is an account with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled and an Apple IOS device. Tune in to this week’s episode of Tech Tips to explore the app with adaptive tech expert, Aaron Hoffman. To learn more about NLS and apply for an account, click here.

  • Tech Tips: Seeing AI Currency Channel

    Keep your money straight with the Seeing AI app. Listen in to the audio below to learn how.


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  • Tech Tips: Seeing AI Document Channel

    Need to read a document? Try Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for IOS devices. Our adaptive tech instructor Eric describes how it works in our Tech Tips YouTube series.

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