[nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfb-announce] Assistive Technology for Parents of Blind Kids

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Nov 15 21:03:55 CST 2011

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[mailto:nfb-announce-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:51 PM
To: blindkid at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Nfb-announce] Assistive Technology for Parents of Blind Kids

>We have been asked to circulate the following:

>Is your blind or low vision child struggling with using a computer? Do 
>you wish you knew more about assistive technology so that you could 
>offer guidance and support? De Witt & Associates, nationally known 
>Assistive Technology trainers, teaches hundreds of blind and low vision 
>individuals per year. Based on our experience, De Witt & Associates has 
>built two classes for parents who are eager to be a resource for a 
>blind or low vision computer user, but are not visually impaired 
>Introduction to Screen Readers/Magnifiers Subjects include:
>.        What is a screen reader or screen magnifier?
>.        Basic Reading Keystrokes
>.        Screen Reader/Magnifier terminology
>.        Learning to listen
>.        How to get Help when you need it and more....
>Advanced Screen Readers/Magnifiers
>Subjects include:
>.        How to get an overview of a Web page
>.        Doing Internet research
>.        Downloading books
>.        Web page issues and strategies
>.        Customizing reader/magnifier settings and more....
>These classes are delivered using remote access software, pc-to-pc. You 
>will need to have a working Internet connection as well as the screen 
>reader or screen magnifier you wish demonstrated. You will be working 
>with a De Witt & Associates trainer, who can answer your questions and 
>help build your skills and confidence as a computer resource. Each 
>class is
>2 hours long and is priced at $179, which includes a handout package 
>for future reference.
>The class is scheduled at a time and date that is convenient for you 
>and the trainer. You are under no obligation to take both classes, 
>though we recommend a basic Assistive Technology understanding if you 
>would like to take the Advanced class.
>We know you want to help - let us give you the tools to do so. Look 
>into it today by calling Melissa Bourn at De Witt & Associates at
>877/447-6500 extension 211 or emailing her at 
><mailto:melissa at 4dewitt.com>melissa at 4dewitt.com
>for more information on who we are and how De Witt & Associates has 
>been opening windows of opportunity for Blind and Low Vision 
>individuals since 1989.
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