Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Computers are an essential tool both at home and in the workplace, but they can be difficult to access for people with vision impairments. Luckily, computers in the modern age come equipped with good built-in accessibility tools that can allow people with vision impairments, whether low vision or blind, to use them effectively. In this course we will explore the tools built-in to Windows 10, including magnification, contrast enhancement, text-to-speech features, mouse pointer and text cursor enhancement, screen reader options and more. You will discover how easy it is to access and enable these features, and how they are used by people with vision impairments to make their computers accessible!
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to
- Find the accessibility options in Windows 10.
- Identify which features are relevant to people with vision loss.
- Understand what each vision accessibility feature does.
- Know where to find further resources.
Presenters: Luke Scriven & Cory Ballard
Luke Scriven began his career as an optician in England, before moving to Chicago in 2011 and transitioning into the assistive technology field. He completed a graduate degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services from California State University, Northridge in 2018, during which he took over management of the assistive technology program at The Chicago Lighthouse. In 2019, Luke transitioned to a position at Vision Forward, where he continues to serve people with vision loss, helping them to meet all their technology goals.
Cory Ballard has worked in the assistive technology field for over ten years. He graduated from UW Whitewater and completed the assistive technology applications certificate program from California State University, Northridge and he most recently obtained his certification as an assistive technology instructional specialist, CATIS. Cory’s personal experience with vision loss and expertise with adaptive technology enable him to provide a first-hand perspective on the tools he recommends and uses in his training. As a presenter and trainer, cory always presents information in a way that makes sense.