[nabs-l] taking a introduction computer class

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 18 02:17:23 UTC 2011


Okay. The help feature will list short cut keys for MS office but not jaws.
How do you find it?  Thanks

-----Original Message----- 
From: Amy Sabo
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:45 PM
To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] taking a introduction computer class

Hello Ashley,

I'm glad that you want to take a intro to computers class. I too was in your 
boat many years ago when I began my college career in Michigan at a 
community college and, this was one of the classes that I needed to take.

As for the book it was offered on rfbd and, I also had a notetaker for the 
class.

As for using the computer by using jfw for the labs in ms office I knew how 
to use jfw with both word and many other of the ms office features.

What I have done in the past is use the help menu in the ms office 
applications which lists all of the commands by using shortkeys with the 
keyboard and, I believe that they use jfw.

Anyway, I hope this helps you out. Take care and, if you need any other help 
don't hesitate to write me off list at amylsabo at comcast.net


Hugs,
amy

-----Original Message-----
From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf 
Of Ashley Bramlett
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:05 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: [nabs-l] taking a introduction computer class

Hi all,
What has been your experience taking mainstream computer classes at a 
college? I am considering one. Its called something like introduction to 
computer concepts and applications. It focuses on the MS office suite as 
well as computer knowledge like terms, hardware, software, components of the 
computer, things like that. I heard its half lecture or maybe more than half 
lecture and the rest hands on in the lab working on a computer.
The lecture and book cover the computer knowledge/terms/theory and hands on 
teaches Word, Powerpoint, internet, and some database which is Access, 
although I’m  not sure as the catolog did not specify.


How could the professor teach me these things? Explain computer commands 
with Office short cut keys? This class is required for AA degree students 
but I’m taking it to get more computer knowledge not only about MS office 
but about computer operations in general. They will install jaws 12 upon 
request, but professors know nothing about jaws, other than clicking the 
icon to turn it on. So I’m on my own for jaws commands.
Maybe I can work with the instructor in office hours but I’d like to get the 
most out of class.

I know the past blind students worked closely with the professor for help.

Ashley
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