Enlarged Screen or Speech: Access to your PC

Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday, January 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Forbes Library

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Forbes Library is offering a series of free classes on assistive technology and related topics on the second Friday of each month from 1-2:30PM. Assistive technology helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems. All classes will take place in the library’s Community Room and will be taught by Rick Ely. The classes will provide demonstrations and time for question and answers. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for one on one or small group tutoring for hands-on instruction related to the topics covered in each class.

About the class:

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.