Assistive Technology Training
Leveraging technology to maximize independence for those living with blindness or low vision
After a skills assessment of proficiencies with computers, cell phones, Braille displays, and more, an individual lesson plan will be developed with our skilled rehabilitation specialists and AT instructors. Clients are then given the technical know-how they need to excel in the digital age.
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Assistive Technology Fundamentals
Our team helps clients to utilize tools they already have access to, such as their iPhone or Android, and other assistive devices that they may not otherwise be familiar with. Our team will help clients learn how to utilize magnifiers of all types including video magnifiers and handheld magnifiers. Other forms of assistive technology explored include dictation software, QWERTY keyboards, color identifiers, braille displays, assistive lighting, and more.
Applications such as Fusion, JAWS, ZoomText, and NVDA
Screen reader software provides audible read-aloud options for exploring and engaging with digital content, while other software features allow users to alter the contrast of colors and font size, and text to maximize any existing sight.
Microsoft: Outlook and Word
The Microsoft Software suite is commonly used in the workplace. Being able to navigate these programs and complete tasks such as sending and receiving emails and creating documents is important for anyone wanting to remain in the workforce. Our team can help our clients living with low vision or blindness to learn or relearn how to navigate these programs.
Adobe Reader is another widely utilized software in the workplace. Our team can help our clients living with low vision or blindness to learn or relearn how to navigate Adobe Reader.