Train the Trainer Program
Course Length and Audience:
Each Course is based on the features of the product. Courses are 3 – 4 hours in length and are designed for basic to intermediate users of products. The course can be modified for the audience, to best meet their needs.
All Train the Trainer courses will be held at the Donka Computer Lab in Wheaton, IL.
Introduction to Assistive Technology:
This presentation gives an overview of what Assistive Technology is and how it can help people with disabilities. There will be brief demonstrations of each type of technology Donka offers and examples of how people have used the technology in real-life situations.
Specific Assistive Technology Training:
Curious about the options for a person with very specific needs? Learn all the in and outs of any one (or more!) piece of assistive technology Donka has to offer:
- Windows XP Accessibility – Custom access features in Microsoft Windows for physically disabled and visually impaired individuals
- Dragon Naturally Speaking – Voice activation software
- Intellikeys / Intellitalk – Custom word processor with visual and speech features
- WYNN Scanning Software – Scanning study aid for learning disabled and dyslexic
- HeadMouse with Wivik – Laser pointer head mouse with on-screen keyboard
- Word Q and Wivik – Word prediction software
- Zoomtext software – Screen magnification with speech features
- JAWS (Job Access with Speech) – Screen reading for individuals who are blind
- JAWS with MS Word
- JAWS with MS Excel
- JAWS with Outlook Express
- JAWS with Internet
- Duxbury Braille Translator – Prepare documents from computer to Braille
- Open Book – Read and Edit documents through scanner
Donka’s mobile teacher can conference with your group on any of the Assistive Technology products.
Bring your group to our lab in Wheaton where we’ll set up all of our equipment for you to test drive. After a quick overview of what we’re working with, you’ll be allowed to operate our programs for yourself with the guidance of a Donka instructor.
Easy and Low-tech Solutions:
Take a look at some of the accessibility features included on most every PC. Great for people who are experienced users, but need a “just a little” support, such as slight screen magnification or use the keyboard with one hand. Brainstorm with Donka instructors on how to best solve your computer needs.