Assistive Technology Training

Dell, Lenovo and Acer Computers.  Running the Windows and Chrome operating systems. provides Jaws, NVDA and Chromevox Screen Readers and Zoomtext Magnification software The Assistive Technology training provides opportunities for consumers to learn to use the Internet, e-mail, word processing programs, spreadsheets, telecommunication systems, and note-taking devices. Through the recent expansion of this program, including the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and a wireless network for laptops and note-takers, Vocation Consultants for the Blind now offers a comprehensive range of training for vocational and personal use. Evaluation and training are provided on a one-to-one basis, taking into account individual communication styles, and employment and residential goals. As well as group training for those who are comfortable in such a setting. Hardware and software adaptations provide access to the computer through the use of refreshable braille displays, screen magnification programs, and screen reading programs.
Apple Macbook Pro and Apple iPad 11 pro, running the Voiceover Screen Reader and the Zoom Magnification software
Scanners and screen readers are used to read print memos and documents. Clients will learned to use a braille translation program to scan, translate, and emboss into braille a document they can use for work and school. Other clients will used a global positioning system (GPS) with braille output to get directions to and from school or the work place.
Pearl Scanning and Reading Camera, with BrailleSense 6 Notetaker with GPS Software
Evaluation and training may be provided on a short term basis. Professional seminars and consultation specifically geared to technology are available. Vocation Consultants for the Blind is actively involved in research and development with a variety of companies in order to keep up with the demand for products which meet the unique needs of users who are blind or visually impaired. Assistive technology is an integral and continually expanding area which provides resources and essential skills for blind individuals for employment and everyday living.