[nobe-l] Solutions to computer problems

Dr. Denise M Robinson deniserob at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 17:02:31 UTC 2015

Welcome to a great new year of school:

Here are the most asked for “How do I do this” questions

We all know that we all need a plethora of tools in our toolbox of
learning. This is especially true for our blind students. For students who
are completely independent in their classroom and able to access everything
the teacher gives them are using exactly what the rest of the world is
using: Here is their top preferences to lower preferences: PC with talking
software and braille display because the PC can do everything with the
right software on it; they prefer the smaller display like the APH
refreshabraille or BraillePen, because it also goes with iOS devices; next
is smartphone, braille note then ipad—don’t need ipad if using the iphone
especially for completely blind and the iphone does more, then other tools

So here is the plethora of videos for the “LET’S GET GOING”

All things google has been accessible with NVDA for some time. Now Jaws16
has done some major updates to make all things google drive, docs, sheets,
slides, etc are accessible now too; so no more switching off one software
program to use another. However, I always suggest having both because when
one decides to die on you for whatever reason, you have a backup without
having to restart your computer.

Here is a student learning the steps: Google Docs with Jaws

Many people do not realize why their computer is not working well with
their talking software. It actually has to do with how it is set up and the
configurations on it that need to be adjusted to work great. Learn these
tricks at: Set up computer correctly so talking software works great

Reading Braille can be done by anyone with enough determination. This young
lady is constantly working on her fluency: Kaleigh-braille reading--always
working on fluency

Since WORD is the most used processor in the world, get going with some
quick tricks with: Tricks to Format in Word

Working on the correct fingering whether computer or Braille Note, this
young man learned how fast he could go in 2 months: Braille Note-perfecting
braille reading and writing

For those of you who made the switch to Office 2013, here are lessons to
really get you moving: 12 Office 2013 Lessons that teach you how to make
your papers look BEAUTIFUL

And if you want to know all those great tricks to making everything
accessible, this is the lesson for you: Everything to get you going in WORD
Office 2010-2013 and Windows with JAWS-updated

Thanks for all the emails--keep them coming as I am here to help

*Dr Denise*

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
CEO, TechVision, LLC
Specialist in Technology/Training/Teaching for blind/low vision/virtual
instruction for schools
Also Private training to your needs

Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office
products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with
keystrokes: www.yourtechvision.com

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