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On-duty hours for students:

Mon, Tue and Thu, 10:00-15:00 hrs
Wed – internal focus day
Fri, 10:00-14:00 hrs

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Training in assistive technologies

grafika sprzętu komputerowego

For our students we offer training in computer use with screen reading and/or enlarging programs. We also train in easy use of basic spreadsheets (MS Excel) and text editors (MS Word) with screen readers. The trainees practise navigation in a given program, become familiar in useful keyboard shortcuts and use them on simple examples. 

Students can also attend training session focusing on using programs which help them concentrate, learn effectively with alternative methods (mind maps) and improve their time management.

Other types of technological support can be developed depending on the student's disability-related needs.

We invite teachers to take part in a training session focused on the principles of adapting educational materials for blind and partially sighted persons. We can also arrange a presentation on how programs work which help blind and partially sighted persons use the computer.

Przykładowe darmowe programy:

T-Bar – a colourful overlay which helps concentrate on a selected area

http://www.fx-software.co.uk/tbar.htm

grafika do T-bar

 

Stickies – "stick-on notes" with reminders which facilitate time management

http://www.dobreprogramy.pl/Stickies,Program,Windows,12347.html

grafika do karteczek z przypomnieniem            grafika do karteczek 2

Balabolka – a program offering a number of possibilities mainly for persons with learning difficulties. Thanks to free-of-charge speech synthesisers it helps create audio files out of text files. The user can also listen to a text written or copied into the program directly in that application. Additionally, the program has a spelling functionality as well as a number of options which let the user adjust the interface to his/her preferences, like the colour of the font, background, highlighting words currently read or already read. In the online mode, one can also use Google dictionaries.

http://www.cross-plus-a.com/pl/balabolka.htm

grafika do Balabolki

Q-Typing – a program for learning how to touch-type

 http://www.dobreprogramy.pl/Qtyping,Program,Windows,27656.html

grafika do Q-typing

Audacity – sound editor and recorder

 http://www.dobreprogramy.pl/Audacity,Program,Windows,11826.html

grafika edytora Audacity

Xmind – a tool for creating mind maps

 http://www.xmind.net/download/win/

grafika do Xmind