Computer Training Information

Assistive Technology Training

If you need to get up to speed with assistive tech, we can help you learn what you need one-on-one if we have no class date available.

 

Intro to Narrator

Windows built-in screen reader allows a visually impaired user to access a PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks. We also offer a 4-session class

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Intro to ZoomText Fusion

ZoomText Fusion is a marriage of two technologies in one package: ZoomText large print with JAWS screen reader. It benefits those with progressive vision loss, since you can use it with large print only, large print with full speech in the background, or speech only.  This clinic is divided into two parts. The first session focuses on visual elements of ZoomText and the second session addresses speech features. If you not see a class date, individualized training is available. Prerequisite: Keyboarding knowledge.

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Intro to Ease of Access

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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Intro to NVDA

NVDA is a free open source screen reader that enables blind and visually impaired people to use computers. We teach you NVDA basics, including where to find the program download and optional voices.

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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. If a seminar is not available, we make every attempt to accommodate a potential student, and can offer individualized instruction.

Exploring Windows

Cost:$85 | 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 8/23 9:30am-11:30am
Monday 10/22 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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Intro to Windows

Cost: $85 | Sessions: 1

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

Day Date Time
Wednesday 11/14 9:30am-11:30am
Thursday 12/6 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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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.

Intro to Text Analyzer

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 notifies 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
Thursday 9/20 9:30am-11:30am
     

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Intro to Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a free accessible time-management Web-based application and mobile app. In this seminar you will learn to schedule one-time and recurring appointments and meetings, navigate lists of appointments and meetings, search for a particular appointment or meeting and share your calendar with others. You will learn this application in FireFox. If this seminar is popular, we will offer a second seminar on how to sync your Calendar app to your iPhone.  Prerequisite:  Good computer skills with assistive technology and the Internet; Must have an active Gmail account.

Day Date Time
Thursday 9/27 9:30am-11:30am
     

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Creating PivotTables in MS Excel

Speed is crucial for workplace success. Learn how to work 20 times faster in Excel using the PivotTables feature. In just a few clicks, you can summarize data, organize Tables and create Reports. The ability to use PivotTable is now a key job skill in many positions in business, policy, educational administration and beyond. This is an intermediate function in Excel. Prerequisite: Using Excel: Level 2 or CCVIP staff approval.

Day Date Time
Monday 11/5 10:00am-12:00pm
     

 

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