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I want to learn computers

Did you know that there are tools to help you learn computers on your own or with very little help? Are you looking for self- learning manuals and exercises? Do you want to know tips to make you efficient on the computer? Do you know that good formatting is key to getting respect in the sighted world despite your education and skills? Do you know that when you copy information from the internet, you will automatically have bad formatting? Learn about all this and more in this page.

  1. 1
    How do visually impaired use computers?
  2. 2
    Can a visually impaired work just like sighted?
  3. 3
    Can a visually impaired work on MS Office effectively?
  4. 4
    Do you want to learn computers?
  5. 5
    Do you want to learn MS Office software?
  6. 6
    Do you want to learn Internet and Email?
  7. 7
    What is the EYE Tool and how does it help me?

Step 1 - How do visually impaired use computers?

Persons with vision impairment use computers with screen reading software. Screen reading software identifies and gives the equivalent output in audio format of what is displayed on the screen.

Watch this 5 minute video which shows how visually impaired are using multiple applications

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Watch this one minute video where a visually impaired reads a cheque using computers, scanner and OCR

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Watch this one minute video where visually impaired is reading a printed book

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Step 2 - Can a visually impaired work just like sighted?

The screen reader is designed to give you commands which allow you to see just like a sighted person. It also provides commands to work quickly and to double check your work.

Watch this 2 minute video of visually impaired using the standard keyboard and screen reader

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Watch this 2 minute video of visually impaired multi-tasking between applications, seeing events and working fast

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Step 3 - Can a visually impaired work on MS Office effectively?

The answer is yes. MS Word, Excel, Internet, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint can be used with ease.

See this 4 minute video on some tasks visually impaired can perform in MS Word

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See this 4 minute video on some tasks visually impaired can perform in Internet

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See this 4 minute video on important tasks visually impaired can perform in Excel

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Step 4 - Do you want to learn computers?

The best way to learn computers is to learn the concepts in a systematic order. You can use self-learning student manuals which will give you the need for the concept and use the exercises to practice and become perfect. The EYE tool is also provided to help you practice multiple times.

Learn computers on your own Win 7

Learn computers on your own Win 7

Order this publication to learn computer basics, and MS Office with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Learn computers on your own Win 7

Learn computers on your own Win 7

Order this publication to learn computer basics, and MS Office with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Step 5 - Do you want to learn MS Office software?

Order these publications which have student manuals and practical exercises.

Learn Word 2010 Win 7_NVDA

Learn Word 2010 Win 7_NVDA

Order this publication to learn MS Word 2010 with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Learn Excel 2010 Win 7_NVDA

Learn Excel 2010 Win 7_NVDA

Order this publication to learn MS Excel with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Learn Powerpoint 2010 Win 7_JAWS

Learn Powerpoint 2010 Win 7_JAWS

Order this publication to learn MS Powerpoint with screen reader JAWS

Feb 2016

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Step 6 - Do you want to learn Internet and Email?

Learn Internet Win 7_NVDA

Learn Internet Win 7_NVDA

Order this publication to learn Internet with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Learn MS Outlook 2010 Win 7_JAWS

Learn MS Outlook 2010 Win 7_JAWS

Order this publication to learn MS Outlook with screen reader NVDA

Feb 2016

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Step 7 - What is the EYE Tool and how does it help me?

The EYE tool (Educate Yourself Easily Tool) helps the visually impaired learn computer skills by giving different exercises for practicing Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet concepts. It also gives instant feedback by evaluating your understanding of concepts and sends reports to trainers via email for detailed analysis.

See this 1 minute video which shows how EYE tool gives feedback when you make a mistake

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See this 2 minute video which shows how EYE tool tells you your exact mistake for you to correct

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See this 4 minute video which shows an example of practicing Excel formatting in EYE tool

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