[Pibe-division] Perfect Touch Typing leads to Fast keyboarding for Blind Student
Dr. Denise M. Robinson
dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 17:54:43 CDT 2011
You are right on Jewel and very fortunate you got those skills.
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email: yourtechvision at gmail.com
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com
>From: Jewel <herekittykat2 at gmail.com>
>To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List <pibe-division at nfbnet.org>
>Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 2:49 PM
>Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Perfect Touch Typing leads to Fast keyboarding for Blind Student
>I am a firm believer in the earlier the better for touch-typing. I was
>taught to touch-type as a sighted student in the 3rd grade, and when I
>moved to another school, they continued to teach me how to touch-type
>and reinforced it by having us do work (in 4th grade, mind you) on the
>computer...at first, it was just games that reinforced good typing,
>math, and reading skills, but in later grades, we started doing
>worksheets and homework on the computer. These days, I can type up to
>80 WPM and am an excellent user of hot keys (I taught myself many of
>them, then got advanced training at the state rehab center). I am very
>grateful for my early education in touch-typing (not as early as the
>girl noted!), as it means I can type my notes in class at the same
>speed that everyone else writes them, as well as journal entries for
>English class and potentially math problems (I'm working on this one).
>Early education in touch-typing is a skill all children, but
>especially blind students, should get!
>On 10/24/11, Dr. Denise M. Robinson <dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> This young lady on Youtube started computer skills with talking software,
>> early on, so by 3rd grade she could email her work to her teacher. She
>> learned hundreds of keyboard commands to move quickly over the keyboard,
>> doing anything she needed. Teachers today can grade work using TRACK
>> CHANGES and send it back in email. This way, blind people can work
>> independently, checking their own work and scores. Hundreds of keyboard
>> lessons at yourtechvision.com
>> Click on link above to watch and listen to video and those fast fingers with
>> talking software
>> Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
>> CEO, TechVision
>> Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
>> email: yourtechvision at gmail.com
>> Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com
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