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BASIC COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED DATE: 09 APRIL 2018 MONDAY. DURATION: 8 WEEKS RCGF Surya’s Computer Fundamentals for person with vision impairment will starts on 09/04/2018, Monday). This course will be conducted at the following address: RCGF Surya Vismaya Building, Ground Floor, Info-Park, Kakkanad, Kochi,682042 Phone Number: 04844035537, 8593838396 Mail id: rcg.projectsu...@gmail.com Website: www.rcgfsurya.org Introduction to RCG Foundation: RCGF, an NGO was established in 2008 with a mission to focus on empowering and rehabilitating the Visually Challenged in new age employment opportunities, by making them employability literate, skilled in English communications, Mobility & Personality development to enable them stand on their own feet and secure a job, support their family, and to be a role model for the other Visually Challenged people. We run the course in collaboration with Enable India-Bangalore, the number one institute in India which is providing the computer training for the visually challenged people. Both the parties are working in the field of disability and would like to join hands to promote the benefits to the disability sector by participation in each other’s programs. The main objective is to collaborate with each other by using the strength of each organization, to maximize the benefit for the person with vision impairment in the area of computer literacy, domain specific training and employability training. Introduction to the training program. Information Technology (IT) and usage of computers is the biggest enabler for the educated blindvisually impaired. It has a deeper impact for the blindvisually impaired than for persons without disability. Computer Training for the visually impaired is the greatest form of empowerment for them. It opens up the world to them: a world of information (aiding research, education, daily living, recreation), people, jobs, books (print to voice). Computer training involves training on Computer Basics, MS office and Internet using screen reading software. Screen reader is a talking softwaresoftware that talks and that aids the visually impaired to “hear” everything that a sighted person would “read”. Computer education for the visually impaired enables them in their basic education, higher education, research, daily living and employment. In today’s environment with paperless offices and information available on the internet, computers represent freedom for the visually impaired. This course aims: • To provide computer literacy for visually impaired • To make candidates self-reliant on computers, in order to gain access to quality education • To make candidates self-reliant to lead a quality life. Details of the course: The table below contains a few details about the course: Name of the training Computer Fundamentals for persons with vision impairment Duration 8 weeks Mode Onsite course Batch size 16 Student Trainer Ratio 8:1 Scope • To orient visually impaired in using computers independently. • To make the visually impaired employable by providing computer knowledge. • To use computers in the existing job, and for higher studies. Note: The scope of this training does not include making candidates ready for employment; it only makes them ready for employability training. Eligibility Candidates who have passed 10th, studying in college and teachers who want to use computers at work. Such candidates will be selected on a first come first serve basis, with no evaluation test. Course Timing Timings of the training 9:30 am to 5:30pm, including lunch break Duration of classes 6 days a week for 8 weeks Number of hours for the training 375 hours Curriculum The basic computer fundamentals training will include: • Basic Computers: Includes concepts like file folder management, Basic MS word, Basic Excel, and Internet with the help of NVDA (screen reader). • Basic Employability: Functional mobility, use of assistive technology and learn to take notes effectively. • Life skills: Accepting disability, personal hygiene and personal grooming. Teaching Methodology RCGF Surya teaching techniques help the candidates use computers to improve their language skills, general knowledge and awareness, for higher studies, for better job opportunities etc. To help them reach these goals, our teaching methodology includes: • Teaching concepts with real world examples: For example to teach document structure and formatting, we introduce a real world example of a visually impaired person giving an unformatted resume during a walk in interview and its impact. • Teaching concepts by generating curiosity: For example, to teach the internet concept, we generate the curiosity of the candidates by asking them to visit a nearby internet café or by touching and feeling a modem and cable. • Introducing concepts using simple examples: For example to teach how internet works we use the example of telephone lines that run through a telephone exchange and their interconnectivity. Candidates are also introduced concepts gradually, exposed to a concept part by part. • Leading candidates from known to unknown: Candidates may not be exposed to many things because of their disability. We teach them concepts by leading them from the scenarios or things they already know. For example to make them understand the concept of formatting a document, we ask them why they like certain people’s voices and not others’ voices. We then lead them to understand that formatting a document is like voice modulation and so on. • Reinforcing concepts: Theory sessions are followed by practical sessions. Constant practice of concepts through EYE tool helps candidates become more efficient. Previous concepts are also reinforced throughout the training. • Iterative learning: Concepts take time to learn. We teach a small part of a concept, give time to assimilate and then teach more. • Building visualization: We use tactile diagrams to help candidates visualize various concepts. • Building self-learning: Candidates are motivated to practice using various tools and develop a self-learning attitude. Training Evaluation • Attendance: Regularity is one of the criteria for overall evaluation. Students must have at least 80% attendance. • Others: Weekly practical tests, projects, assignments and final exams assessments will be included in evaluating the candidates. • Grading: Joining Procedure: • Register for the training on April 3 and 4 2018 at RCG. • Seats are available on first come first serve bases -- Thanks and regards, Anju Narayanan, Chief Trainer, RCG Foundation Infopark, Kakkanad. 09526629949 Search for old postings at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-requ...@accessindia.org.in with the subject unsubscribe. 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