Vocational Adjustment/ Social Adjustment: This specialized training is structured classes which will address the issues that will maximize a client’s job retention potential. This includes communicating, listening, engaging in dialog, giving feedback, cooperating as a team member, solving problems, contributing to meetings and resolving conflicts.
Length: 1 week
Job Readiness: This course is designed for those individuals who are self-motivated, and are capable of advocating for themselves in the economy highly competitive job market. This entails resumes’ and cover letters, applications, interview techniques, network development and job search.
Length: 2 weeks
Computer and Technology training is available through The Lighthouse of Houston’s Computer Learning Center and the Technology Training Unit. Both facilities are located in the Center for Education and Adaptive Technology and provide access to the latest in adaptive equipment developed specifically for people with visual impairments. To schedule an appointment for a technology evaluation, training or consultation, please call 713-284-8446.
Computer Learning Center: Self-Guided Computer Training – is designed to provide the adaptive technology and materials necessary to master various software programs in a self-paced lab environment for high-functioning, self-motivated students. This program provides the equipment and instructional material on audio software for the following training: Introduction to Personal Computing, Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, JAWS for Windows, JAWS for Word, JAWS for Excel, and screen magnification. Group Instruction in using the Internet, emailing and specific computer programs such as Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 is also available.
Technology Training Unit: Adaptive Technology Evaluations – Adaptive Technology Evaluations consist of one-on-one assessments of adaptive technology with an experienced instructor. These evaluations are required by state agencies prior to state purchase. They are also a perfect way for individuals to test out adaptive hardware and software devices before they buy them. The Lighthouse provides evaluations on CCTVs, portable CCTVs, screen reading software, OCR scanning technology, screen magnification software, voice recognition software, QWERTY note takers, Braille note takers, and displays and printers.
Adaptive Technology Training: Adaptive Technology Training is designed to provide one-on-one instruction in adaptive technology equipment and application software, including Internet and E-mail instruction. This instruction can take place at the Lighthouse or off-site in the home or at work. Appointments are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekend appointments can be made by special request