Every now and then I discover a resource that I wonder why I didn’t already know about it. A recent discovery is TechVision http://www.yourtechvision.com/.
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, PhD a teacher of the blind and visually impaired, founded TechVision to write lessons for teachers, parents and students themselves to enhance their learning through emerging technology. Dr. Robinson can be reached through the contact page and will answer questions. It is also possible to request a specific lesson via the contact page.
Lessons Available for Many Programs and Tools
Although the easy to follow lessons must be purchased, lessons are available to help the blind, the visually impaired and anyone with a reading difficulties learn how to use the Internet, Facebook, Skype, Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mac/iTools, Blind tools and more. Prices vary. There are a few lessons that are free or under $1.00 while others are under $10.00 and some are $50-$60.
What Really Caught my Attention
What really caught my attention however, was not the lessons, but the tips and ideas that are available in the blog post on the Home page. I found the post, The List of Chat Acronyms & Text Message Shorthand of interest because I’ve recently had to learn how to us the text message feature on my (very basic) phone. The list provides lots of acronyms and text message shorthand, so it takes just a fraction of time to text a message.
The most recent post is a video explaining how to use the scientific calculator on your PC using talking software.
- Text Message Slang 101 (mycricket.com)
- App helps blind to send text messages (nation.com.pk)
- May: Healthy Vision Month (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)