Assistive Technology

The assistive technology training team provides demonstrations, assessments and evaluations, presentations, and training on a variety of assistive technology devices designed for people with visual impairments. The primary function of this program is to provide technology instruction for people with visual impairments to empower them to use mainstream and specialized devices to meet their independent living, vocational, and avocational goals.

We teach a variety of solutions in each of the following categories:

  • Screen Magnification Software
  • Screen Reading Software
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Accessible Menu Driven Software
  • Braille Translation and Tactile Graphic Solutions
  • Accessible Notetaking Devices
  • Accessible GPS
  • Audio Book Players 
  • Smart Devices and Apps (Phones and Tablets)
  • Much more!

The assistive technology training curriculum includes training with needed assistive technology software for word processing, email, the Internet, file management and training for a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS. Training is customized as needed for each individual.

Our highly skilled assistive technology team at the Lighthouse is always expanding their skills to offer training in a variety of areas to ensure we offer informed choices to our clients.
 

A student selects background options for a computer screen on a Mac under System Preferences.
A man is learning to use a refreshable braille device connected to his iPhone.