Computer Training Information

Computer Basics

Learn the basics with no pressure of exams. We provide individual lessons for the home user, so you do not have to wait for a class.  These classes are NOT sponsored by CBVH. Examples of lessons are:

Intro to Computers

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

Provides a basic introduction to computers and assistive technology. Both keyboard and mouse techniques are demonstrated.

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Intro to Word

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

Learn how to create, format, spell-check, save, open, and print a document. Prerequisite: basic typing skills.

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Intro to Gmail

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

We’ll help you set up a Gmail account and show you how to compose, reply, forward, and attach those precious pictures to send to family and friends.

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Intro to Google

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

Looking for something? Let us help you unlock the secrets to searching with one of the most powerful search tools on the Web – the Google search page. We’ll giv you tips for narrowing your search so that you do not spend frustrating hours pointing and clicking to no avail.

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Intro to Ease of Access

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

If you only need a small amount of enlargement or changes in contrast or color, you can learn to manipulate screen elements with features built into your Windows computer.  We offer this training as individualized instruction.  Prerequisites: Keyboarding or approval of CCVIP staff.

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Assistive Technology Clinics

Zoomtext Clinic

Cost: $200 | Sessions: 2

Take full advantage of the features of ZoomText. This clinic is tailored to meet the needs of each student enrolled whether in need of a brush-up or an advanced user. The first session focuses on visual elements of ZoomText and the second session addresses speech features. We also can offer this clinic as individualized training.

Day Date Time
Monday/Wednesday 1/26 & 28 1:30pm - 4:30pm
     

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MAGic Clinic

Cost: $200 | Sessions: 2

The two sessions of the clinic cover the visual and speech features of the MAGic screen enlargement program. Both beginners and advanced computer users can learn to navigate and read the screen more efficiently using the mouse or keyboard commands. If the class is not available, we can provide individualized instruction in MAGic.

Day Date Time
Wednesdays 3/4 & 11 1:30pm - 4:30pm
     

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JAWS Clinic

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

JAWS is one of the most powerful screen readers on the market today. In this course we will review basic reading commands; explore the menus in the JAWS interface; learn where and how to get help for the JAWS application as well as other popular programs; and learn how to customize the program to meet your needs.  Individualized instruction in JAWS is also an option.

Day Date Time
Thursday 3/19 9:30am-12:30pm
     

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Window-Eyes Clinic

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

Microsoft and GW-Micro have teamed up with a groundbreaking offer for individuals who are blind and have MS Office 2010 or higher: Window-Eyes can be downloaded for FREE!  In this seminar we'll teach tips such as basic reading commands; the Window-Eyes Control Panel; tips for using MS Word and Internet Explorer, Window-Eyes Apps and more.  Prerequesite:  Keyboarding knowledge, and have Window-Eyes.

Day Date Time
Tuesday 3/24 9:30am - 12:30pm
     

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Career Seminars

Entrance Seminars for New Students: Windows for Beginners or Exploring Windows are prerequisites for most CCVIP courses and selected seminars. These seminars help students assess their skills & select appropriate classes.

Exploring Windows

Cost:$75 | Sessions: 1

A hands-on guided tour of popular applications for students with some prior computer experience. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard skills; computer experience.

Day Date Time
Thursday 1/8 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 2/25 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 4/8 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 4/13 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 6/10 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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Intro to Windows

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

An introduction to navigating Windows elements. Little or no computer experience is required. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard skills.

Day Date Time
Tuesday 1/6 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 3/25 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 6/25 9:30am-11:30am
     

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Exploring the MAC

Cost: $85 | Sessions: 1

An introduction to navigating MAC elements. Prerequisite:  Good computer user in the Windows environment. Individualized instruction only.

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Vocational Courses

These courses are listed on a separate page.

Power Seminars

If you see a seminar you like but it is not scheduled, you may request individualized instruction. Prices listed are for group sessions, unless specified.  Please call for more information.

 

NEW - Reading on the Go:  BARD

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Access books with the tap of a finger. In this seminar, you will learn how to use an app that brings your reading material to your smartphone. We will show you how to search for, download and access books from the BARD app from the Library of Congress. Prerequisite: Have an active BARD account

Day Date Time
Monday
3/2
11:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 5/19 5:30pm-7:30pm
     

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NEW - Reading on the Go:  Learning Ally and Read2Go

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Having trouble getting your textbooks in accessible formats? In this seminar, you will learn how to use the apps created specifically for reading the books that you need to pass that class. Learning Ally and Bookshare's Read2Go apps bring textbook access to your iPhone. Prerequisite: Have active Learning Ally and BookShare accounts.

Day Date Time
Thursday
3/5 10:00am-Noon
Thursday 5/21 5:30pm-7:30pm
     

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New - Introduction to the Rotor

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

The Rotor is a virtual control in VoiceOver that lets you easily access an array of commands to make your life easier when surfing the web - performing searches, navigating Web pages and filling out forms. You can navigate by links, headings, forms controls and more. Change how fast VoiceOver speaks, how much punctuation it reads, and in what language. One of the settings has to do with handwriting text, instead of typing. With the Rotor, you can move to your customized settings with the turn of a dial, and navigate with a swipe. In this seminar, you will learn these things, and more.

Day Date Time
Tuesday
6/2 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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NEW - I'll Make a Note of It

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Take notes on the go. In this four hour power seminar, you will learn how to use the powerful note-taking features of your iPhone. First, we'll pair a bluetooth keyboard (QWERTY or Braille) to your iPhone and show you how you can use your iPhone to take notes in a meeting or in a classroom. Then, we will show you how the handwriting feature of iOS works. You will be able to take notes using your finger or a stylus to "hand-write" notes on the screen of your phone. We will also explore what apps are useful for organizing your notes.  Prerequisite: Bluetooth keyboard and basic understanding of the Rotor.

Day Date Time
Monday & Thursday 6/22&25 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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Intro to Text Analyzer

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Have you ever been embarrassed by a mistake in an email or document that your screen reader didn't catch?  When editing a document using speech only, inconsistencies such as unmatched parentheses, unintentional format changes, extra whitespace, and stray punctuation can often be missed.  The Text Analyzer feature, available in JAWS version 12 or higher, is a tool that nofies you of these errors in your document by using a spoken message or WAV file. You can configure JAWS to announce discrepancies by count, by description, or by sound while proofreading the document by line, sentence, paragraphs, or Say All command.  This feature is paramount when looking for a job.

Day Date Time
Tuesday 4/21 5:30pm-7:30pm
     

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