ADULTS

ACCESS TECHNOLOGY


“Our assistive technology specialists help individuals use and access devices, programs and applications in order to maintain social/professional connections as well as independence.”
an image of a lighthouse client learning access technology skills, using a laptop with an instructor walking them through how to use screen reading software

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.

a graphical icon of a computer
Successfully utilize computer technology in the home, school or work setting.
a graphical icon of a smartphone
Successfully utilize mobile devices and take advantage of apps designed for those who are blind or visually impaired.
a graphical icon of the earth with a swoosh arrow circling it signifying global communications
Successfully maintain communication with family and friends, as well as professional contacts .