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.  Enrolled students are invited to use our practice lab (days and times change in summer and fall). These classes are NOT sponsored by CBVH.

Intro to Computers

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

Provides a basic introduction to computers and assistive technology. Both keyboard and mouse techniques are demonstrated. This seminar is required prior to taking any class listed below, except Typing.

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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

Want to have the ability to access your e-mail anywhere in the world? 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 show you tips for narrowing your search so that you do not spend frustrating hours pointing and clicking to no avail.

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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
Mondays 5/5 &12 9:30am - 12:30pm
     

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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.

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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
Tuesday 4/15 9:30am - 12:30pm
     

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Intro to Small Digital Media

Cost: $60 | Sessions: 1

Get up close and personal with accessible devices. October session:  Discussion and demonstration of IOS devices -  iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; November session:  Android devices - Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7. 

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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 can offer you this training as individualized instruction.  Prerequisites: Keyboarding or approval of CCVIP staff.

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Vocational 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
Tuesday 4/8 9:30-11:30am
Monday 5/19 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday 6/17 1:30-3:30pm
     

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Windows Seminar

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

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

Day Date Time
Thursday 3/20 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday 5/7 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday 6/3 1:30-3:30pm
     

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Exploring the MAC

Cost: $75 | Sessions: 1

An introduction to navigating MAC elements. Prerequisite:  Good computer user in the Windows environment. This semester we are offering individualized assessments 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.  Please call for more information.

 

Intro to Twitter

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Twitter is becoming an increasingly important tool for gathering and disseminating information on local and world events.  Use it to get tips on finding and maintaining a job, keep up with news for your current position.  Remember:  It’s whom you follow!  In this Power Seminar, you’ll create a Twitter account; learn to navigate the more convenient mobile Twitter site as well as the main Twitter site, and more.  Prerequisites: Good computer user with assistive technology and the Internet.

Day Date Time
Tuesday
6/10
1:30-3:30pm
     

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Intro to Flexible Web for JAWS 14 and up

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1  

Frequently, Web pages are cluttered with so many advertisements and links, it is difficult to find the information you want. When you finally find it, these links and ads are often placed in the middle of your content, interrupting the flow of reading.  Using the New York Daily News online, you will learn to get JAWS to begin reading a Web page at the place you desire, and hide elements of the page that interrupt the reading experience.  Prerequisites: Good computer user with assistive technology and the Internet. This feature is only available with JAWS 14.   Once you successfully complete this seminar,  you are eligible to come to  learning lab and use JAWS on Fridays, from 1 to 4 pm, as long as you call in advance to reserve a computer. 

Day Date Time
Thursday
6/5 1:30-3:30pm

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Intro to Facebook

Cost: $200 | Sessions: 2  

What is Facebook? How is it used and how can I use it for employment? In this 2-hour Power seminar, we will get you up and running with your own Facebook account. You will learn how to: update your Status, search for and add new “friends” and “likes”, send emails within the Facebook environment, look at other people’s status updates and comment on them. Facebook is being more and more widely used by employers to “check out” their potential hires. Learn how you can utilize Facebook to participate in the ever growing use of social media in hiring practices.  Students must be seated at least 15 minutes early.  Prerequisites: Good computer user with assistive technology and the Internet; must have a working email address.

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Using the Kurzweil 1000

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1     

Learn to scan, read, and save print documents using Kurzweil software.

Prerequisite: Computer proficiency with assistive technology.

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Can be taken one-on-one
 

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Downloading & Reading Textbooks in Daisy Format

Cost: $100 | Sessions: 1

The Daisy (Digital Audio Information System) format is a standard in digital audio books, offering flexible reading options, which combines simultaneous presentation of audio, electronic text and images. DAISY books can be stored and played on a range of portable devices, ideal for the high school or college student. In this seminar we will download textbooks from BookShare and other sites, read them using free or low-cost software and/or transfer them to a portable device.                                                

Prerequisite:  Proficiency with Windows and the Internet using assistive technology.

 

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Can be taken one-on-one
   

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