“Our assistive technology specialists help individuals use and access devices, programs and applications in order to maintain social/professional connections as well as independence.”
How an Assistive Technology Specialist Can Help You
The Lighthouse of SWFL takes an individualized, client driven approach with all members who engage in services. The client’s wishes and goals drive the services offered. It is understood that people have different learning styles and may learn at a different pace. The Lighthouse of SWFL offers individualized and group instruction and makes every effort to accommodate scheduling needs.
Meeting with an assistive technology (AT) specialist and engaging in training allows the blind or visually impaired individual the opportunity to successfully utilize computer technology within their home, school or work setting. Instruction is available for Windows and Apple users to successfully navigate their machines, write emails, utilize calendars, browse the internet, and so much more.
Meeting with an AT specialist and engaging in training also allows the individual the opportunity to successfully utilize mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android platform) and benefit from the applications available which were designed for those who are blind or who live with visual impairments.
Individuals who successfully complete AT training are able to incorporate technology into their day to day tasks- paying bills, managing accounts, shopping on-line, and communicating with friends and family. Individuals who successfully complete AT training can confidently and independent manage their own technology needs and have a competitive edge in today’s job market.