November 23, 2020

Format Your Word Document Like A Pro (eCarroll)

Need to create professional-looking Word documents? Learn how to become a Word document master in the Format Your Word Document Like A Pro full-day course through eCarroll Remote Technology Instruction. Join David Kingsbury, Assistive Technology Instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind, as he lays out the key steps for preparing professional-looking Word documents using the most popular PC-based screen reader programs: JAWS. There is a fee to attend. Please contact Kathy.felt@carroll.org.

Course Description

JAWS has many powerful tools to help you to be more efficient and consistent in formatting and proofing your documents. Mastering these tools will allow you to produce more professional-looking documents than many of your sighted peers.

Among the topics we will cover are key parameters in the font and paragraph dialogue boxes; headings and styles; JAWS text analyzer; and JAWS speech and sounds schemes.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of JAWS and Microsoft Word.

About eCarroll Remote Technology Instruction

eCarroll Remote Technology Instruction brings technology training directly to blind and visually impaired individuals in the comfort of any location, whether it be in the home, workplace, or school setting. We use Zoom Meeting, an easy-to-use and accessible video and web conferencing software accessed by a link in an email, to offer individualized instruction in a wide range of areas. All remote trainees will need a computer with Windows 10 and a built-in microphone, internet access, recent versions of JAWS (JAWS 18 and newer) or NVDA and Microsoft 2016 or Office 365 for those topics. Users should have at least beginner-level JAWS skills. If you do not already have a Zoom account, instructors will help you create an account and install the program on your computer. During the ongoing pandemic, our technology training staff has gained significant experience in conducting remote training. One of our staff members, Heather Thomas, has even recently written a book on the topic, entitled “Getting Started with Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users.

Event Details

When: Monday, November 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. ET, with a one hour lunch break.

Where: Online

Cost: There is a fee to attend. Please contact Kathy.felt@carroll.org.