Adaptive Tech

This service provides individuals and their support systems with: 

  • Information on technology options 
  • Assessments 
  • Individualized one-on-one training twice a week 
  • Small group class sessions 

Our monthly educational sessions inform individuals and service providers about new technology, applications, and physical modifications to meet disability needs.  

Our team provided 1,546 service hours in 2020. Most of these hours focused on telecommunication access and understanding the capabilities of the iPhone/Android devices and applications.

An older gentleman using a big key wireless keyboard to access information on an iPadOur Curricula

The Enrichment team has developed curricula on a wide range of adaptive and assistive technology. These curricula encompass programs used for personal, educational, and professional settings. 

Curricula range from accessing a smart device to navigating Microsoft Teams. While many curricula are available to sighted people, that training does not meet the unique needs of the vision loss community. Most are inappropriate for those with blindness or dual-sensory impairments who require Jaws, screen magnification, or applications.

Classes

Consumers in the program engage in two 1-hour sessions weekly with an adaptive technology trainer.  Additional learning opportunities are also available through our monthly Tech-It-Out broadcasts on Radio Talking Book Service and live Zoom classes.

Open Lab Sessions

Open lab sessions (held every Friday) are available to current and past clients and the general public to receive additional training, help with a task, or simply answer questions.

We encourage interested participants to call and let our team know they plan to attend.

Meet Mark

I am deeply indebted to the services provided by Outlook Enrichment. I was able to acquire the skillsets necessary through the one-on-one training I received from Outlook’s staff member. My trainer began by asking the question “What is of most importance at the moment?”. He needed to know what I needed to learn immediately. Once identified, we began the ever so time-consuming training. Throughout my experience, he was extremely patient with me, reassuring me that we would accomplish the goals we had set in motion. Over the past 4 years, I have been able to continue to reach out to the Enrichment team to assist me with any hurdles I may come up against. As I reflect back on those earlier days, I am reassured of the fact that if it were not for Outlook Enrichment’s team, my employment would have come to an end; there is no question in my mind about that. It is a humbling experience to go from being totally independent to having to have others assist me. Today, I take great pride in my work and the regaining of my independence. Thank you Outlook Enrichment for this life-changing gift you have provided to me.

Articles

How Adaptive Technology Helps The Visually Impaired Live, Work, and Play
Learn how innovative adaptive technology helps visually impaired individuals live, work, and play. 

Adaptive technology versus assistive technology: What’s the difference?
If you are a person with a disability, you have likely heard both terms before, but maybe never thought about what the difference is. Here, we discuss the difference between adaptive and assistive technology! 

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