Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

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 County:

  • 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)

Bergen County:

  • Johnson Public Library
    274 Main St
    Hackensack (between East Camden St & East Salem St)

Camden County:

  • Cherry Hill Public Library
    1100 Kings Hwy N.
    Cherry Hill (between Paradee Lane & West Tampa Ave)

Essex County:

  • 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)

Middlesex County:

  • East Brunswick Public Library
    2 Jean Walling Civic Center
    East Brunswick (cross street is Ryders Lane)

Ocean County:

  • 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.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 42nd State Convention

November 1through 4, 2018
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Access Link accessible
Cross street: Gill Lane

For those arriving via Access Link, please reserve your trip with the hotel located in Woodbridge. Access Link won’t be able to find the hotel if you use Iselin.

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