Enabling Transitions - eLearning Assistive Technology Programme for Teachers and SNAs. Webinar 3: Software for the Visually Impaired/Dyslexia 5.11.2020
Laois Education Centre in partnership with SOAR Project, IT Carlow are offering three stand-alone webinars on on Enabling Transitions - eLearning Assistive Technology Programme. Please ensure to book a place on each webinar. The webinars are suitable for primary and post-primary teachers and SNAs
Webinar 3: Software for the Visually Impaired/Dyslexia 5.11.2020
Magnifier in Windows - Freeware
The Magnifier is intended for visually impaired people to use when running Microsoft Windows. It allows you to enlarge your screen to make text, apps and documents bigger. This is a built-in feature of Windows and is free to use. It has 3 options and can magnify the screen up to 9 times its normal size. You can use the invert colour feature which allows you to change the colour of the screen. You can also change how the mouse pointer and cursor work to suit the needs of the student. The screen and allow you to change the curser size etc. As you can see, the magnifier, while intended for the visually impared, is also suitable for students with Learning Difficulties.
IOS- Seeing AI
Seeing AI is an artificial intelligence application developed by Microsoft for iOS. Seeing AI uses the device camera to identify people and objects, and then the app audibly describes those objects for people with visual impairment. Between reading documents, describing colours, scenery and people, AI is a wonderful tool that helps vision impaired people not just inside the classroom, but also in their day-to-day living.
Non Visual Desktop Access uses Windows’ operating system. It allows you to email, shop, navigate social media, and operate many applications including music players and Microsoft programs. You can use a braille display along with the speech synthesizer which is available in numerous languages. More importantly, you can download NVDA onto a USB drive and take it wherever you go.
All links will be shared to each participant following the rollout of the programme.
|Course date||05-11-2020 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||05-11-2020 8:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||13-09-2020|
|Cut off date||05-11-2020 4:30 pm|
|Speaker||Angela Costelloe, Student Services, IT Carlow|