Twenty years ago, it was unthinkable for a blind person to use computers. Today, blind and visually impaired persons have thrived as contact center agents, virtual assistants, web content writers, programmers, web auditors and a host of other jobs, all because of the use of assistive technology. ATRIEV shares its 20-year experience in teaching information technology to the blind through
Digital Literacy Training: A Manual for Teaching the Visually-Impaired
Through Microsoft’s support, teachers and educators are provided with a step-by-step guide in teaching the visually-impaired the most common Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of the Internet. With Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Training curriculum as the backbone for the manual’s content, the instructions are customized to take the point-of-view of the visually impaired learner and not from the sighted trainer. From the customary use of the mouse, educators will be taught to use the keyboard in teaching the visually-impaired.
Let us show you the various lessons contained in the Digital Literacy Training Manual.
- Computer Basics
- Microsoft Word 2016
- Microsoft Excel 2016
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
- Internet and the World Wide Web
See a snippet of each modules by clicking the links above.
About the Authors
This manual is a collaborative work of nine visually-impaired ATRIEV trainers who had years of experience in teaching the visually-impaired the Microsoft Productivity tools in tandem with a screen reader program. Embedded in this manual are the modules on behavioral and presentation skills customized to the needs and abilities of the blind. Get to know these writers by clicking the links below:
Carol Catacutan – ATRIEV’s Chief of Operations
Ebenchito Pabia – ATRIEV’s Chief Training Instructor
Beverly Bravo – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers, Writers, and Web Accessibility Auditors
Jaelene Cristel Mina – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers, Writers, Transcriptionists, and Web Accessibility Auditors
John Sebastian Procoro Masbad – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers, Writers, and Web Accessibility Auditors
Stephanie Senin – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers and Writers
Lourdes Borgonia – ATRIEV’s Program Coordinator
Rimar Joe Reynado – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers and Technical Support
Mark Anthony Lozada – one of ATRIEV’s I.T. Trainers
About the Editors
This manual is ably edited by two esteemed professionals in the field of Education, Ms. Maria Asuncion Abiva-Cruz and Dr. Cornelia Soto. Know more about them by clicking the link below:
Maria Asuncion Abiva-Cruz – Course instructor and advisor at Ateneo de Manila Department of Education and President of Abiva Foundation Inc.
Dr. Cornelia Soto – Chairperson of the Department of Education of Ateneo de Manila University