August 9, 2019

Accessibility Focus: Enlarged Screen or Speech

Accessibility Focus: Enlarged Screen or Speech

Date(s) - Friday, August 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Forbes Library will host a program about how folks with vision loss can use a computer. Rick Ely will demonstrate screen magnifiers, which enlarge the contents of the screen, and screen readers, that speak the text on your display. He will also discuss keyboard shortcuts and how to use a computer without relying on a mouse or touchscreen. The class will use Windows Magnifier, already part of your Windows system, and NVDA, a free screen reader.

This workshop is part of “Accessibility Focus”, a series of programs focusing on accessibility and assistive technology. The events in this series are designed for anyone with an interest in accessibility, including educators, designers, decision makers, and anyone who might benefit, or knows someone who might benefit, from increased accessibility. Many of the events in this series focus on assistive technology, which helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems that make holding a book or turning pages difficult.

For questions about the workshop please contact Forbes Library at 413-587-1017 or