Adjust Your Computer, Change Your Life! AbilityNet webinar 1 July 2014

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Every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone can be adjusted using the settings that are built in. For some people it’s just about personalisation. For a disabled person it can be life-changing.

In this this free webinar you will learn about:
- The options available on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones
- Common problems that we deal with on our free helpline
- How to help identify what changes would be useful
- How to make the changes
- The free resources that AbilityNet provides to help disabled people

The session will be ideal for anyone who advises disabled people, including Disability Advisers, charities that work with disabled people and staff and volunteers or others who support disabled people.

The session is delivered by Alex Barker and Mark Walker from AbilityNet, a UK charity that provides free computer help to disabled people.

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Adjust Your Computer, Change Your Life! AbilityNet webinar 1 July 2014

  1. 1. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Adjust your computer Change your life! AbilityNet webinar 1 July 2014 This slideshow available now at www.slideshare.net/abilitynet For live captions please sign in at www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using the session ID ID:ADJU0107A
  2. 2. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Everyday adjustments • Common adjustments • Dyslexia • Adjusting your text size • Slowing the keyboard • Examples of people who we have helped • Useful links and signposting • Questions from the audience 2
  3. 3. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Welcome Alex Barker, Advice and Information Officer Mark Walker, Marketing Manager 3
  4. 4. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Helping disabled people every day Free helpline – examples of common questions • Dyslexia • Increasing text size • Slowing down the keyboard Top Tips and Useful Resources Your questions and answers 4
  5. 5. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A
  6. 6. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A • Dyslexia • Increasing text size • Slowing down the keyboard 6
  7. 7. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Dyslexia 7
  8. 8. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Dyslexia 8
  9. 9. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Dyslexia: What helps? 9 • Screen colour • Text font • Background colour
  10. 10. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Dyslexia 10
  11. 11. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Who have we helped? • Jon has dyslexia and finds certain text styles or fonts difficult to read, particularly a styles with serifs such as Times New Roman, or ‘cluttered’ scripts such as Helvetica Narrow. • He finds a sans-serif style like Arial or Verdana much more user friendly. • MCMW showed him how to change fonts on his computer and in his web browser. • Now reading text is much easier and less tiring. • He can also make the text easier to read by displaying it on a coloured background and changing the font size. 11
  12. 12. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Useful Resources www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk www.bdadyslexia.org.uk www.parentpartnership.org.uk 12
  13. 13. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Changing the text size 13 • As far as she knows Enid hasn’t got a disability as such but she has noticed changes in her eyesight which causes a lot of dazzle from the screen and makes reading text difficult and tiring. • Changing the text size by just a little bit means that she can continue to shop online!
  14. 14. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Changing the text size • Don’t be scared to experiment with changing the text size. • If it’s too small then enlarge it, and then if it ends up being too big then you can always reduce it. • Decide if you want to make universal settings or just change the settings in particular pieces of software. • If you decide to make changes, do them one by one. This way, if you make a change that you don’t like you can easily “step back”. • Making wholesale changes makes it far harder to go back if they aren’t working. 14
  15. 15. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Slowing down the keyboard 15
  16. 16. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Slowing down the keyboard 16
  17. 17. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Slowing down the keyboard • On screen keyboard 17
  18. 18. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Useful links www.mycomputermyway.com www.abilitynet.org.uk/factsheets 18
  19. 19. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Questions 19
  20. 20. AbilityNet: Free Computer Help for Disabled People www.abilitynet.org.uk/webinars For live captions please go to www.ai-live.com Click on 'Join My Session’ and log in using session ID:ADJU0107A Contact us: 0800 269 545 www.abilitynet.org.uk/factsheets www.mycomputermyway.com www.slideshare.net/abilitynet @abilitynet www.facebook.com/abilitynet

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