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
Thursdays 11/6 & 13 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.

Day Date Time
Monday/Wednesday 10/27 & 29 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday/Thursday 12/2 & 4 9:30am - 12:30pm
     

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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
Tuesday 10/28 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday 12/8 9:30am - 12:30pm
     

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New - 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
Wednesday 11/12 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 12/18 1:30pm - 4:30pm
     

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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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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
Tuesday 6/17 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 8/13 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 9/10 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 10/23 1:30pm-3:30pm
Monday 12/15 9:30am-11:30am
     

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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 6/3 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 10/28 9:30am-11:30am
Thursday 11/20 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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Exploring the MAC

Cost: $80 | Sessions: 1

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

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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 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
Monday
8/18
10am-Noon
     

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Intro to Flexible Web for JAWS

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
Tuesday
9/30 5:30pm-7:30pm

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New - 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
Thursday 10/2 5:30pm-7:30pm

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