Seminars@Hadley - Accessibility and Technology
Sharing Experiences: High and Low Tech Solutions that Help Make My Day08/10/2008
Join us for Seminars@Hadley on Wednesday, October 8, at 2:00PM CDT, 19:00 GMT, as we present the first in a series of panel discussions on all things blindness. New technologies constantly become available and combining them with many simple, but effective, low tech aids can help make life easier. Do you have favorites? We invite your input! Vision professionals are encouraged to join us with your classes or consumers. Featured panelists for this discussion include Hadley faculty and staff, such as Allen Maynard, Hadley's access technology specialist, and instructors Linn Sorge, Sharon Howerton, Linda Perry and Patti Jacobson.
Surfing the Web with Zoomtext24/09/2008
Join us, as Seminars@Hadley presents a hands-on demonstration of how to use ZoomText’s WebFinder tool to more effectively. Ideal for anyone using ZoomText version 8 or 9, this seminar will teach you how to use this feature to improve your Internet experiences. Amy Salmon, Hadley instructor and long-time ZoomText trainer, will lead this 60-minute seminar moderated by George Abbott, Hadley's dean of Educational Programs and Instruction. Keyboard commands and step-by-step instructions will be available the day of the seminar to all participant.
Features of the PAC Mate Omni Accessible Pocket PC02/08/2008
Join us for Seminars@Hadley as we feature Jonathan Mosen, vice president of blindness hardware product management at Freedom Scientific, as he demonstrates the features and capabilities of the PAC Mate Omni. Available with or without refreshable braille, and in braille and QWERTY input versions, the PAC Mate Omni contains a wide range of essential tools for school and work use, but it can also be extended through the installation of a wide range of third party Windows Mobile applications. Jonathan will demonstrate the new PAC Mate Omni 6.1 software, offering features never seen on a notetaker before: universal contracted braille entry, PDF support and support for a range of commercial eBooks.
Mobile Access and Your Adaptive Technology21/06/2008
Want to keep up on cutting-edge mobile technology? Larry Lewis, President of Flying-Blind LLC, will discuss mobile technologies now available to consumers at the next Seminars@Hadley. Lewis will explain mobile accessibility solutions that provide screen magnification, speech output and refreshable braille access to the vision-impaired consumer. Drawing on personal experience using technology for day-to-day tasks, Lewis will offer tips and suggestions to participants and, time permitting, demonstrate a few of the featured technologies.
Bookshare.org, Hadley's Virtual Library05/04/2008
Are you interested in learning about Bookshare.org, the new "virtual library" at Hadley? Join Seminars@Hadley as we discuss the exciting Bookshare.org community, the copyright exception that makes the program possible, and find out how you can become a member. Dianna Messina, communications associate at Hadley, and Lisa Friendly, director of operations at Bookshare, will review the Bookshare membership agreement, media formats of books, Bookshare's search and download functions, and exciting Bookshare volunteer opportunities.
Accessible Technology from HumanWare05/02/2008
Join us for the next Seminars@Hadley for an opportunity to learn more about educational tools available through HumanWare. HumanWare is a leader in assistive technology for persons with vision impairments. This one-hour presentation, will be useful to teachers, trainers and users of HumanWare products, including the BrailleNote mPower, Victor Reader, and Mountbatten Learning System, among others. Dave Wilkinson, blindness products specialist for the western region of HumanWare, and longtime user of access technology, will discuss the products and take your questions.
Experts in JAWS and MAGic28/11/2007
Seminars@Hadley welcomes Eric Damery and Dan Clark from Freedom Scientific to discuss training resources for teachers, trainers and users of JAWS for Windows screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software. Eric and Dan have over 10 years of adaptive technology industry experience, and work constantly to improve the methods and delivery of training materials. Please join us to learn more about the accessible technology industry and all of the different resources available to you as a teacher or user of JAWS or MAGic.
Digital Accessibility in the Workplace24/01/2007
This 45-minute interactive seminar will be presented by staff from the Hadley School and will explore the various ways employees more effectively share data in the workplace using email, PDFs or word processed documents. Presenters will share tips for handling tables and graphics along with other kinds of electronic files.
Avoid the frenzy of the stores this holiday season and shop at your convenience from the comfort of your own home. This one-hour interactive seminar will be presented by three of Hadley's visually impaired staff. They will share tips for safeguarding your computer, protecting your identity and making secure transactions while shopping online. Techniques and resources ranging from retail stores to online auctions to travel sites will be discussed.