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: 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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  • Tech Tips: Seeing AI Short Text Channel

    Join our tech instructor Eric Sifuentes as he demonstrates how to read printed text in realtime using Seeing AI’s Short Text channel.

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  • Tech Tips: Starting Microsoft Narrator


    Did you know Windows PCs have a built-in screenreader? Join our adaptive technology supervisor, Aaron Hoffman, as he explains how to get it started in this weeks Tech Tips. Enjoy!

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  • How to Use Microsoft Outlook Calendar with JAWS

    You can do tons of things with Microsoft Outlook, including keeping your day organized with the Outlook calendar. At the Austin Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Center, blind Texans have the opportunity to enroll in courses that teaches students how to use Outlook with the popular screenreading program, JAWS. Our training team will demonstrate a little bit of what you’ll learn in this course in this webinar. Click the link below to tune in. This webinar series is brought to you in partnership with Northwest Hills Eye Care.

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  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel – Part 3

    Learn to format cells and other concepts in the third and final part of Introduction to Microsoft Excel. This three part series is a snapshot of the Excel course offered at the Austin Lighthouse. The Lighthouse’s Technology Training Center has a full curriculum of courses available for people who are blind or visually impaired. Click here to learn more.

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  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel – Part 2

    Looking for more training on using Microsoft Excel with JAWS? The Austin Lighthouse Adaptive Technology instructors have you covered. Tune in!

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  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel – Part 1

    Learn Microsoft Excel basics with this webinar from the Austin Lighthouse Training & Employment Services department. At the Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Training Center, blind or visually impaired people may sign up for a full curriculum of classes on using Microsoft Office Suite with JAWS screen reading software. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll get when you enroll.


  • Introduction to Microsoft Word – Part 3

    The final episode of the Word with JAWS series is here. Enjoy and be sure to come back for more courses on the Microsoft Office Suite.

    Handout – Introduction To Microsoft Word, Part 3

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