Assistive Technology (AT) Training educates professionals, employers and individuals to become familiar with the technologies and strategies that foster a more independent lifestyle and to perform the essential functions of their jobs more effectively.
TCS’ AT Trainers are unique in that they are both skilled Trainers of AT software, competent IT technicians and are well versed in accessibility testing. These traits are essential when working in environments in which the AT Trainer must both train, troubleshoot, and assess the accessibility of the software being used by the client. TCS offers many types of training to fit the needs of the individual to the entire organization including:
What We Train On
TCS AT Trainers are certified in the major AT programs. An abbreviated list of the AT programs we train on in the context of a person’s mainstream applications follows:
Screen Readers: JAWS, J-Say, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, NVDA, VoiceOver for Mac and iOS, Braille displays
OCR scanning programs: OpenBook, Kurzweil 1000, Adobe Acrobat
DAISY players e.g. Victor Reader Stream and HIMS Blaze EZ
Low Vision Products
Magnifier/Readers: MAGic, ZoomText, SuperNova
Video Magnifiers (desktop and portable)
Specialized large print keyboards
Mobility and Cognitive Products
Dragon Premium, Professional and Legal voice recognition
Read and Write Gold, Kurzweil 3000, Inspiration, LiveScribe Pen, OneNote
Training Methods and Process
TCS’ training can be delivered in a variety of formats both one-on-one and in group settings at our facilities in Rockville, MD or at a remote site of the client’s choosing. TCS’ AT Specialists stand out in that they understand that AT can only be taught in the context of a user’s mainstream applications and must be tied to that person’s stated goals.
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