By Ahmat Djouma
The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is hosting twelve-week remote workshops for two of the most popular screen readers for windows. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants:
Transitioning to JAWS – a Twelve-Week Workshop: The workshop for the JAWS paid screen reader, used widely in education, corporate and government settings, will be held every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 pm ET, from September 7 through November 23. It is recommended for those who already have JAWS and need to refresh skills or for others who may be considering purchasing the program. The workshop will cover how to customize settings for JAWS, navigating Windows 10, how to work with text and manage files and folders, exploring the web, and more. A few spots are available, but are limited. To register go to: Transitioning to JAWS – Google Forms.
Intro to NVDA: a 12-Week Workshop: The increasingly popular NVDA screen reader was created by blind developers and is available free of charge worldwide. This training workshop takes place on Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm ET from September 8 through November 24. It is recommended for individuals who can type, know the basics of Windows and would like to be more proficient in using this option. Sessions will cover how to customize NVDA settings, navigating Windows 10, and how to work with text and manage files and folders as well as exploring the web. A few spots for this workshop are available as well, but also are limited. To register, go to: Exploring NVDA, Fall 2021 – Google Forms.