New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
A course for exploring a screen reader from the inside. Screen reading technology is the cornerstone of a blind person's access to digital information. Despite every reader on the market coming with an instruction manual and very in-depth help, the underlying concepts and fine-level details are often overlooked, especially for a sighted audience.
The course will be devised over two days, starting with the basics and moving on to the advanced. The basics will cover computer and mobile screen reading programs. You will learn what a screen reader can and (perhaps more importantly) cannot do, the necessity of good keyboard and touch-screen skills and some of the tips and tricks of the trade.
The advanced focuses on using screen readers in education and will cover screen reader setup and configuration, Windows navigation and document editing, the internet, email and document sharing.
Day 2 attendees will get a copy of the NVDA screen reader to take away plus discounts on training materials from NVAccess
Who should attend:
Parents/carers of children with a vision impairment, Teachers or Teaching Assistants and anyone wishing to understand how screen readers work at a fundamental level.
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Thursday 12th March 2020
10am - 3pm both days
£150 with lunch and refreshments included. You will be invoiced prior to the event.