Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hadley Announces Three New Access Technology Courses!

NEW! The Hadley School for the Blind Launches Three New Access Technology Courses

We are pleased to announce the launch of three new, structured and practical online courses designed to improve user access technology skills for users of screen readers. Each course consists of two lessons.


"Screen Readers: Listening Skills" trains users to increase their speed of listening to a screen reader. The course assists in being able to listen and comprehend a screen reader at 300 words or more a minute. It also teaches techniques to enable a user to listen to a screen reader and listen to another person on the phone at the same time.  This skill lends itself to success in most work places. For more information or to register, follow this link.


 "Screen Readers: Web Browsing" is about navigating Web sites.  This course has lessons that provide tips and advice on the best methods to navigate very accessible Web sites as well as those that present more accessibility challenges.  The Internet is "an information super highway," and an ability to navigate it efficiently and skillfully is crucial to educational and workplace success. For more information or to register, follow this link.


"Screen Readers: Formatting Word Documents" is aimed at sharpening the user's skill in Microsoft Word 2007. This course covers editing text, adjusting fonts, using headings, bullets and much more while using a screen reader. Determining editing and formatting problems with a screen reader can be challenging, but mastering the techniques taught in this course can lead to confident creation of appropriate-looking documents for work or school. For more information or to register, follow this link.


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