Computer Training Information

Assistive Technology Training

Individualized instruction is available for the following assistive tech:

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.

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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. 

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Intro to JAWS

JAWS is one of the most powerful screen readers on the market today. We will review basic reading commands; explore the menus in the JAWS interface; learn how to get help for the JAWS application, and more.

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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. 

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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

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 assessment.

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
Tuesday 2/19 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 4/19 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 6/13 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
Tuesday 1/8 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 5/23 1:30pm-3:30pm
Monday 6/17 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.

NEW - Creating Accessible Forms in MS Word

This hands-on seminar will teach you how to make accessible text boxes and drop down lists used in a simple data form. These forms will enable users to take input from others in surveys, applications or questionnairs. emphasized in this seminar will be the use of keyboard commands and the importance of incorporating instructions useful for help in filling out various content controls.

Day Date Time
Wednesday 1/30 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 4/25 1:30pm-3:30pm
     

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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
Friday 2/15 10:30am-12:30pm
     

 

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