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Accessibility Focus: Enlarged Screen or Speech: Access to your PC

When I took a class in eye physiology, my professor taught that if you are lucky to live long enough, you will lose vision. Does that mean you will have to give up Facebook, email, Wikipedia or goofy cat videos? “NO!” Learn about screen magnifiers and screen readers that will speak the text on your display. This class will introduce some simple ways to make your PC easier to see. We will learn to use Windows Magnifier, already part of your Windows system, and NVDA, a free screen reader. With them you can be quite sure you can keep using your computer.


Forbes Library is committed to making the library as accessible as possible. As part of that effort the library is offering an updated series of assistive technology classes. Assistive technology helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems that make holding a book or turning pages difficult. Digital technology keeps changing and advancing and so does assistive technology. 
Some of the classes will focus on particular approaches to accessing materials like those that are found in the Forbes collection. Others will introduce access features for computers, phones and tablets.


 

Date:
Friday, January 11, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Community Room
Categories:
  Disability and Accessibility     Life Skills     One-Time Events     Recurring Events  

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