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Windows-Based Tutorials

Windows tutorials are available to assist people who are blind or visually impaired in learning to use Windows and Windows applications. Tutorials come in different formats--cassette, braille, ASCII disk, CD-ROM, and online. These tutorials are designed to assist in reducing the steep learning curve involved in mastering a visual operating system, a new application, and a screen reader at the same time. Some Windows tutorials may be downloaded free of charge from some sites on the Internet. Others may be purchased from various assistive technology manufacturers and independent sources and may cost up to $300.

22 Products in Category

Product Table

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor Contact
A Verbal View of Microsoft Word 2000A comprehensive tutorial for Microsoft Word available on disk, in braille, large print, and on cassette.
A Verbal View of Windows A Verbal View of Windows, available in regular and large print, braille and on 2-track audiocassette, offers extensive verbal descriptions of Microsoft Windows 95/98 and the visual cues that appear on the computer display. All the essential aspects of the PC and Windows are explained. Topics are presented independently so the reader can learn them separately and at different times. No knowledge of the PC or of Windows is assumed.
Advanced HTML TutorialsThis tutorial is a great resource for someone who is interested in creating and publishing their own webpages using HTML. It provides the user with very clear instructions and wel constructed examples that make the process easier than it really is. All you need is time and commitment; with in minutes you will start to grasp the idea presented in this tutorial and begin to publish your website on the World Wide Web. This Tutorial will teach you how to add forms, music, and other cool things to your webpage. To view or download the tutorial, copy and pace this link to your browser. http://www.pageresource.com/html/index6.htm
An Immersion into EudoraThis is a text book. It comes on CD and includes the following: • Independent Study Class Files in Real Audio and MP3 format • A copy of An Introduction to Eudora • Hot key guides for Eudora, Real Audio, Windows Media Player, and Winamp A sample of this course has been formatted for easy access on the internet. Please pay a visit to this small sampling of this comprehensive course to see if the training style meets your needs. Activate this link to sample the training course http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/catalog/courses/eudora.html
An Immersion into OutlookThis is a text book. It comes on CD and includes the following: • The 141 Page textbook in Microsoft Outlook, HTML, and Plain Text Format • Individually labeled sound files of each skill in mp3 and Real Audio formats • A metafile which incorporates all of the Real Audio Files • Subscription to an email mailing list where support will be provided. Sample the Textbook A sample of this textbook has been formatted for easy access on the Internet. Please pay a visit to this small sampling of this comprehensive textbook to see if the training style meets your needs. Activate this link to sample the Textbook http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/catalog/Samples/outlook/index.html To view the Site of the company follow this link: http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com
Excel 2000 with Window-Eyes 4.0 / 4.1 Tutorial for Beginners The Excel 2000 with Window-Eyes 4.0 / 4.1 Tutorial for Beginners covers working with workbooks and worksheets, formatting and editing worksheets, using formulas and functions, and more. The tutorial uses Window-Eyes keystrokes, verbal information, and strategies.
Getting a Grip on HTML -- tutorial on developing web pagesThis tutorial is a great resource for someone who is interested in creating and publishing their own webpages using HTML. It provides the user with very clear instructions and well-constructed examples that make the process easier than it really is. All you need is time and commitment; with in minutes you will start to grasp the idea presented in this tutorial and begin to publish your website on the World Wide Web. To view or download the tutorial follow this link to the Blind Programming Website. http://www.empowermentzone.com/griphtml.txt
HTML - The Basics of Web Page DesignThe ability to design web pages can help you spread your message or offer your product to the millions of computer users who surf the web on a daily basis. While it is nice to be able to use the WYSIWYG HTML editors, the ability to understand the HTML language and make sure that your web site is accessible and attractive is invaluable. This course teaches the basics of web design through some of the most advanced features of HTML including adding images, creating tables, frames and more. By the time you are finished with this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the language of web page design and have the ability to share your own web creation with the world. A sample of this course has been formatted for easy access on the internet. Please pay a visit to this small sampling of this comprehensive course to see if the training style meets your needs. http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/catalog/courses/html.html
Microsoft Outlook 2000 and 2002/XP From the KeyboardWith this comprehensive From The Keyboard tutorial and manual you will learn about e-mail protocols and jargon, learn how to optimise your copy of Outlook 2000 and 2002 for screen reader and other keyboard users and to operate the various elements of outlook. These elements are: e-mailing, arranging appointments, arranging meetings, using the calendar, using notes, allocating tasks, using the Outlook journal, using the calendar and using the integrated features of the contacts list. You will also learn how to search for e-mails, contacts and any other Outlook item you have on your system and will receive two appendices of Outlook general keyboard shortcuts and JAWS, HAL and Window-Eyes hot keys for use with Outlook.
PowerPoint 2000 with JAWS For Windows 3.7 Tutorial for Beginners The PowerPoint 2000 with JAWS For Windows 3.7 Tutorial for Beginners focuses on creating a basic PowerPoint presentation. Topics include creatinge new presentations using a blank presentation, a design template, and the AutoContent wizard; working with text and graphics objects; working with tables and linked and embedded objects; editing and finalizing a presentation; creating an outline and print handouts; adding text animation and slide transition effects; and practicing and preparing slide shows for presentation. The tutorial uses JFW keystrokes, verbal information, and strategies.
Speaking of Microsoft Access Speaking of Microsoft Access is a 6-tape tutorial on Microsoft Access. The first two tapes give the basics of table creation and navigation using the keyboard. The last four tapes give you the skills you need to get going with this powerful, small business database program.
Speaking of Microsoft ExcelThis is a 4-tape set that teaches the basics of the essential business spreadsheet and how to enter data and learn to create formulas for business and home bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel.
Speaking of Microsoft Word"Speaking of Microsoft Word" teaches basic word-processing concepts and more advanced features of Word such as using mail merge to fill out a pre-printed form and creating and editing footnotes.
Speaking of Outlook ExpressSpeaking of Outlook Express is an audio tutorial designed to help speech users learn Outlook Express 5.0. It begins with the basics of e-mail with Outlook Express. The first two tapes are the same as those that accompany "Speaking of the Internet with Outlook Express." The last two tapes cover intermediate and advanced topics of e-mail and newsgroup reading, including setting up an account, selecting a newsgroup, and using identities.
Speaking of the Internet Second Edition with EudoraThis 6-tape set guides the speech user through the basics of browsing, searching, and downloading files using a screen reader with Microsoft Internet Explorer5.X and Netscape Navigator. It explains tricks for accessing hard-to-navigate sites in order to get the most out of the Internet. The last two tapes start with the essential uses of Eudora Mail, including sending and reading e-mail messages and move on to filtering incoming messages and using the Eudora address book.
Speaking of the Internet Second Edition with Outlook ExpressThis 6-tape set guides the speech user through the basics of browsing, searching, and downloading files using a screen reader with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.X and Netscape Navigator. It explains tricks for accessing hard-to-navigate sites in order to get the most out of the Internet. The last two tapes start with the essential uses of Outlook Express, including sending and reading e-mail messages and move on to organizing incoming messages into folders with rules and using the Outlook Express address book.
Speaking of Windows
Speaking of WordPerfect Speaking of Corel WordPerfect is an audio tutorial designed to help speech users learn Corel WordPerfect 8.
Using Jaws For Windows With Outlook 2000A tutorial to help you use Outlook 2000 with Jaws for Windows. Outlook 2000 is a full featured productivity program that comes with Microsoft Office 2000 or by itself. This tutorial will help you to learn how to start and exit the program, using email, including sending, receiving and accessing attachments. Create and insert signatures, using the spell check, create contact information, setup calendar appointments, tracking meetings and task requests. These are just a few of the many things your can do with the program. Distributed By Maxiaids. Phone: (1800) 522-6294
Using Jaws With Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word is a powerful word processing program. These tapes will introduce you to starting the program, orientation of the screen layout, and understanding the Office Assistant. Open, save, and close documents, use the clipboard to cut, copy and paste text, format and print documents, use the spellchecker and more. Distributed by Maxiaids Phone (1800) 522-6294
Windows 95 Explained"Windows 95 Explained," available in braille, on disk, cassette, and large print, is a tutorial on Windows 95 written with the blind user in mind. Tactile diagrams of Windows screens are also available.
Windows Millennium (ME) with Window-Eyes 4.11 Tutorial for Beginners The Windows Millennium (ME) with Window-Eyes 4.11 Tutorial for Beginners includes information on Windows concepts, working with windows, opening and closing programs, managing files, creating shortcuts and more. It uses Window-Eyes keystrokes, verbal information, and strategies.

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