We are pleased to announce the fall 2018 iPad and computer training programs from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s LEAP initiative. The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) is for New Jersey residents 55 and older who have a change in vision.
The iPad and computer classes will be provided by Advancing Opportunities and will be held from September through December. Classes will meet once a week for an hour and a half. Here is a list of the classes offered:
iPad Class – Basics (6 weeks)
In this beginner class, you will receive an introduction to the iPad. In addition, you will be introduced to accessibility features on the iPad, such as Zoom and Voice Over (Apple’s built-in screen reader), to access the iPad. iPads will be available for use in class or you may bring your own iPad or iPhone with you (the accessibility features on the iPad and the iPhone are the same).
iPad Class – Intermediate (4 weeks)
iPad experience is a prerequisite for this course. In this intermediate class you will build on your basic iPad skills to learn more about the accessibility features and assistive apps available to you. iPads will be available for use in class or you may bring your own iPad or iPhone.
Introduction to Computers & Accessibility (4 weeks)
This beginner class covers basic computer terminology, mouse & keyboarding skills, and computer navigation skills. You will also receive an introduction to the software available on these computers to help you see and hear the computer.
Classes will be held at these eight public libraries in New Jersey. All of these libraries are NJ Transit Access Link stops:
- Atlantic City Library
1 N. Tennessee Ave
Atlantic City (between Atlantic Ave & Arctic Ave)
- Atlantic County Library– Mays Landing branch
40 Farragut Ave.
Mays Landing (between Main St & River Rd)
- Johnson Public Library
274 Main St
Hackensack (between East Camden St & East Salem St)
- Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Hwy N.
Cherry Hill (between Paradee Lane & West Tampa Ave)
- Newark Public Library
5 Washington St
Newark (between Broad St and James St)
- South Orange Public Library
65 Scotland Rd
South Orange (between Comstock Place & Taylor Place)
- East Brunswick Public Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center
East Brunswick (cross street is Ryders Lane)
- Ocean County Library – Toms River
101 Washington St
Toms River (between Allen St & Robbins St)
To register and find the schedule for these FREE fall classes, please call the Talking Book & Braille Center at 800-792-8322, extension 802.
Enjoy this wonderful opportunity sponsored by CBVI.