SuperWire Assistive Technology offers beginning, intermediate or advanced education and training to further the knowledge and capabilities of individual using assistive technology. Our comprehensive training is offered as on-site or remote opportunities in hourly increments.
EACH TRAINING SESSION:
- is customized based on the needs of the assistive technology user and their particular learning style and skill
- is designed with an organized approach to taking notes and reinforcing critical points
- includes real-world applications and hands-on experience
OUR SCREEN READER TRAINING SERVICES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
JAWS®, Job Access With Speech, is a popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS® provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on a PC.
Our comprehensive training session provides specifics on using JAWS® with Windows with an emphasis on using the Start menu, finding all programs, searching for programs and settings, keyboard commands, screen reading commands, and navigating Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Advanced training on JAWS® scripting focuses on the difference between a script and a function, how JAWS® handles keystrokes, types of functions, and how JAWS® processes scripts and functions. Topics may also include key map files, using the Keyboard Manager, reviewing script documentation in the Keyboard Manager, and using the Keyboard Manager options to change how information is displayed.
Window-Eyes is a stable, secure and customizable screen reader featuring comprehensive support for computers running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. Window-Eyes enables individuals who are blind or visually impaired to be completely independent on a PC and be more successful and productive at school and in the workplace.
Focus on using Window-Eyes with Windows, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet, along with learning how to configure Window-Eyes to your personal tastes. Increase your knowledge of how Window-Eyes interacts with mainstream applications, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Advanced training will look at accessibility standards, testing applications for accessibility, Windows scripting technologies and object oriented programming.
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader which enables blind and visually impaired people to use their computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard. NVDA includes training on installation, standard Windows navigation, keyboard shortcuts, folder interaction and understanding and using various applications that work with NVDA.
VoiceOver tells Mac users what’s on a computer screen, and walks users through actions like selecting a menu option or activating a button using a keyboard or trackpad. VoiceOver gives users complete control of a Mac, with no need to see the screen. It is built in as a feature on every Mac system.
VoiceOver training includes learning the basics of how to turn the program on or off and pause it, how to hear information about items on the screen, and how to use the cursor. In addition, training includes navigating content and how to use navigation features such as Quick Nav, Item Chooser, hot spots, and the Tab key. Intermediate and advanced sessions will show users how to customize settings for voices, spoken details, braille displays, and pronunciations,as well as on how to reset, export, and import user preferences and portable preferences. If users have a supported braille display connected to (or in the case of a Bluetooth display, paired with) a computer, training may be customized to show users how to use their display with VoiceOver.