[Missouri-l] ACCESSIBLE WORLD TEK TALK PRESENTS COMPUTER COURSES AT HADLEY SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND NOV. 22, 2010
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On November 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST, instructors Linn Sorge and Amy Salmon from
The Hadley School for the Blind will present "Technology at Hadley" as part
of Accessible World's weekly Tek Talk webinar.
Sorge and Salmon will give a brief overview of The Hadley School for the
Blind and cover Hadley's various technology courses including Technology
101, Word Processing, Using Excel, Internet Diagnostic Tests & Internet
Basics and Internet: Beyond the Basics.
The presentation will also cover Hadley's other initiatives to incorporate
and utilize technology throughout its curriculum and programs. Hadley
currently offers over 30 online courses and is committed to adding even
more. A significant percentage of students now email their assignments, and
many instructors offer online office hours.
Similar to Accessible World's TekTalk, Hadley offers Seminars at Hadley, "just
in time" webinars that address a variety of relevant topics for people who
are blind or visually impaired and related professionals. These webinars are
free, open to the public and available "live" or in streaming audio or as an
audio download any time from Hadley's Web site. A number of webinars are
also available for continuing education credit. To date, there have been
nearly 60,000 downloads from people all over the world.
"Technology levels the playing field for blind or visually impaired
individuals to compete in today's world. It is essential to both
professional and personal growth, and we as Hadley instructors strive to
stay current to provide our students with the best training," says Salmon,
who currently teaches Hadley's Access Technology: Beginnings, Internet:
Beyond the Basics and Using Excel courses.
Founded in 1920, The Hadley School for the Blind currently serves more than
10,000 students from more than 100 countries. Hadley's mission is to promote
independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people
who are visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.
To learn more, please visit www.hadley.edu.
Accessible World is a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate the
general public, the disabled community and the professionals who serve them
by providing highly relevant information about new products, services and
training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and
access barriers that adversely affect them. For more information, visit
Date: Monday, November 22, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM PST, 6:00 PM MST, 7:00 PM CST, and 8:00 PM EST
and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 01:00 GMT
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price
Tek Talk Training Room at:
Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: www.accessibleworld.org
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to
participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation
or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website at
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World online rooms.
All online interactive programs are free of charge, and open to anyone
worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a sound
card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and
others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. To speak to
us, hold down the control key and talk; then let up to listen.
Accessible World uses News Wires, like this one, to inform people of the
topic and times for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible World. The
lists are announce only to keep the traffic to a minimum.
You can join the Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk Announce List
or the Sports Talk Announce List by completing the form at:
Accessible World also provides a Tek Talk Discussion List. This list is
intended to give you an opportunity to ask computer related questions,
suggest topics to be used in the weekly Monday training programs, or just to
interact with others interested in using assistive devices to access
computers. You may sign up for this list by selecting the Tek Talk
Discussion link on the same page and completing the form.
Accessible World Contacts:
Robert Acosta, Chair
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Marcia Moses, Events Coordinator
Email: mgmoses at comcast.net
Steve Hoffman, President
Email: steve at talkingcommunities.com
The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them
Robert Acosta, President
Helping Hands for the Blind
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org
You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers
to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at
the above address.
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