Computer Training

The Computer Training Center provides tutorial-training services to visually impaired students. On completion of the training, students will be able to use common computer-processing applications and will be able to read electronic text on screen (with the use of special software), download information from the Internet for reading or printing,browse online newspapers, do online research and continuously upgrade their skills. The training is offered free of cost by the Trust. Our goal is to work towards creating IT awareness and providing knowledge and specialized skills to empower our students in order to make them self-sufficient and independent. We train students on the use of special software such as JAWS, KURZWEIL, and MAGIC. Computer education is provided to students who have passed 10th standard.

JAWS:

Job Access with Speech (JAWS) is a screen reading software. JAWS converts a regular computer into a talking computer, thus enabling a blind person to work on the computer independently. This software allows a visually challenged to use Microsoft Office and other similar products.

Kurzweil:

Kurzweil is software application used for reading printed text. A scanner is used to scan the printed text after which the software obtains the image of the page and converts it to actual characters using Optical Character Recognition. A screen reader converts the text on the monitor to voice. Using this software, a visually challenged person can access the information on a printed page.

Magic:

Magic is a software application used by a person with low vision. Using this software, the text on the screen is magnified to allow a person with low vision to be able to see the text. Magic has a screen reader option as well.

The courses we offer students are structured as follows:

1.Basics of Computers:

Syllabus: Keyboard orientation, desktop orientation, file/folder management.

2. Microsoft Word:

Syllabus: Usage of key functions of Microsoft Word with a strong focus on navigation, using different views, editing, formatting, saving documents, printing and previewing, tables, mail merge, inserting, formatting etc.

3. Microsoft Excel:

Syllabus: Usage of key functions of Microsoft Excel covering the various frameworks and applications of MS Excel with emphasis on spreadsheets and database systems.

4. Microsoft Power Point:

Syllabus: Usage of key functions of Microsoft Power Point.

5. Internet Explorer:

Syllabus: Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web covering email usage, search and querying, reading online information, articles and news etc.

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