DARS Division for Blind Services Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures

Due to the transition of programs and services from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to the Texas Workforce Commission, references in this manual to DARS now refer to TWC and references to the DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) now refer to the TWC Blind Services Division.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology Training Chapter 2: Baseline Assessment Chapter 3: Keyboard Skills Training
Chapter 4: Setting Up the Workstation Chapter 5: Operating System Features and Functions Chapter 6: Screen Readers
Chapter 7: The Word Processor Chapter 8: Scanning and Embossing Chapter 9: Notetakers
Chapter 10: The Internet Chapter 11: Post-Training Assessment Chapter 12: Trainer Dos and Don'ts
Chapter 13: Training Expectations Chapter 14: Training Reports  

Chapter 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology Training

Chapter 2: Baseline Assessment

Chapter 3: Keyboard Skills Training

Chapter 4: Setting Up the Workstation

Chapter 5: Operating System Features and Functions

Chapter 6: Screen Readers

Chapter 7: The Word Processor

Chapter 8: Scanning and Embossing

Chapter 9: Notetakers

Chapter 10: The Internet

Chapter 11: Post-Training Assessment

Chapter 12: Trainer Dos and Don'ts

Chapter 13: Training Expectations

Chapter 14: Training Reports