The Technology Centre was established to empower blind and partially sighted persons with skills that will increase their employability in the open labour market, and to restore persons who lost their sight to their former jobs by using Apple touch screen and touch type technologies.

IOS MODULES COURSE CONTENT

Module 1:  Getting started using VoiceOver and Zoom

  • Physical features of the iPhone and iPad
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • SIRI
  • Key features
  • Phone app
  • Contacts
  • Settings
  • Text editing
  • Onscreen input methods
  • Safari basics

Module 2:  Communication

  • Apple Mail
  • Apple Messages
  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Twitterrific
  • Files

Module 3:  Time management

  • Apple Calendar
  • Apple Reminders
  • Apple Clock
  • Apple Contacts
  • Apple Notes

Module 4:  Apps for the blind

  • Download and install apps
  • Eye-D
  • BlindSquare
  • Google Maps
  • KNFB Reader
  • Tap Tap See
  • Be My Eyes
  • Apple Podcasts
  • News24
  • Tune-In Radio
  • applevis.com

IOS Course duration: 3 days per module (Tuesday-Thursday)

MAC USER ESSENTIALS COURSE CONTENT

Module 1:  The Mac system using VoiceOver and Zoom

  • Introduction to the Mac
  • The VoiceOver Utility
  • Zoom
  • The Finder
  • The Dock
  • Configuring the Mac to work well with VoiceOver
  • File and folder structure
  • Moving files
  • Saving files
  • Spotlight Search
  • iCloud
  • Quick Nav
  • TrackPad Commander

Module 2:  Core apps

  • Mail
  • Safari
  • iTunes
  • TextEdit (word processing)
  • App Store
  • SIRI
  • Password protection
  • Migration Assistant

Mac User Essentials Course duration: 10 working days (5 days per module)

For queries and bookings please contact Philip Crouse on philip@training-innovationfortheblind.org or by phone on 023 348 7630.

We offer accommodation to visiting students, subject to availability. Please email enquiries to info@innovationfortheblind.org

Download and fill in the application form and send to philip@training-innovationfortheblind.org