Assistive Technology Lab At Blindness Support Services
Assistive Technology lab provides instruction in the use of the personal
computer to blind and visually impaired people. A set of applications
including software speech synthesizing screen readers, magnification and
Optical Character Recognition scanning reading programs are standard.
The lab focuses on individualism and sensitivity for each personís goal achievement and barrier surmounting. Typing is taught using typing tapes created by the Braille Institute.
work in the Windows environment both online and offline. When online a
screen reader reorganizes text into a column and reads while identifying
hyperlinks. Graphics are removed in the reformat process.
operations occur in the manner bounded by Windows program design and most
are determined as accessible. The lab provides process sequence
methodology as well as numerical methods in the Microsoft Excel program.
of hardware systems as well as use and configuration of software systems
are taught within a curriculum ranging from 240 - 522 hours.
For more information, send a brief E-mail to BSS111@pacbell.net and I will assist as possible. ~Jon-Paul / Blindness Support Services, Inc., Rehab. Technology Division