Technology

Work, education, home life and citizenship all require the exchange of information. Computers are the most common way of participating in this exchange for people who are blind or have impaired vision. Instead of looking at a computer monitor, with the use of specialized software, you can listen to the computer. Think of it as an “audio monitor” rather than a video monitor. Or with specially designed hardware, you can use braille to work with a computer. For people with low vision, screen enlargement software will make everything on the screen bigger.

  • Send and receive E-mail
  • Browse the web
  • Communicate with friends and family on Facebook
  • Read the newspaper
  • Complete school and work assignments
  • Get a library book

It is all at your fingertips with technology. The technology training program offers a course of study that teaches students to use a computer and the appropriate access technology to meet individual needs, so that maximum participation in today’s information world is possible.

Exciting New Players and Recorders

Several new digital player/recorders are becoming widely used. Some, like the Olympus DM-4, are very small and convenient to carry in a pocket or purse. Others, like the Victor Stratus from Humanware, are perfect for office or home use. All these devices have different features and strengths.

We will present a workshop comparing a variety of digital player/recorders on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. You will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with several different devices including:

  • Victor Reader Stream
  • Victor Stratus
  • Book sense
  • Olympus DM-4

The workshop is free and open to one and all.