Mitra Jyothi: Basic Computer Skill Training combined with Life skill Training for the visually impaired

https://www.mitrajyothi.org/

Dear friends,

Greetings from Mitra Jyothi! We are pleased to announce the next batch of our Basic Computer Skill Training combined with Life skill Training for the visually impaired during the summer months! Read along for all necessary details! Do share this email with probable candidates you may be aware of….Thanks!

Mitra Jyothi is now an esteemed partner of NIIT foundation and all our Computer courses are certified by NIIT foundation. This 2 months course participants will get Certificate Course in Active Basic IT (CCAB) and Certificate Course in Digital Literacy (CCDL) certificates from NIIT Foundation after successful training and assessments.

Course Duration: 2 Months from 8th Apr 2019 to 8th June 2019

Who should join this course?
•VI Students who have completed Class 10 or above and are pursuing their studies will be given highest priority.
•Candidates who seek to be independent and look forward to employ-ability training & over-all personality development.

•Candidates who have written their exams and are awaiting their results before taking the next step ahead and those doing who are doing distance education

Why should you join this course?
•To open-up a whole new world of Education and Awareness by making yourself “Computer Literate” and become “Internet Savvy”

◦To start using computers to support your Education.
◦To read online, to use the internet, for eCommerce and social networking
◦Email communication
•To improve your personal competencies with the help of our personality development sessions

•To improve your communication skills with our spoken English classes
•To enhance your English writing skills and spellings

•To improve your Orientation and Mobility skills and become independent

•To know your rights and how to exercise them with the help of our Legal Awareness class

•To seek guidance avail help from Mitra Jyothi’s Job Placement cell which will facilitate placement support for trained candidates if they are eligible for the same.
Course Content:

It is a 2 month residential fun filled life skill development program for the visibly impaired with Personality Development sessions, spoken and written English classes, Orientation and Mobility Training along with learning Computer skills with Windows 10 Operating System.

•Introduction to Computers

o Machine, Keyboard and Screen orientation

o Typing lessons with ‘Talking Typer”

o Screen Reader – Introduction to NVDA and NVDA training

o Software and hardware overview

o Storage devices

o Computer Accessories

o Screen Navigation and maneuvering across screens and tabs

o Introduction to Windows

o Files and file management

o Notepad, Calculator and other simple programs

o Software downloads

o Using MS Office Products with emphasis on Microsoft Word

o Internet and browser screen navigation

o Email usage and email etiquette including outlook mail

•Enriching experiences with peer groups

Other Activities:
•Workshops on Legal Literacy, Health & Hygiene education.

•Workshop on support systems and assistive devices available for people with low vision
•Experience sharing from successful VI candidates from various Multinational Companies

•Career Guidance

•Cultural events

Teaching aides and equipment used:
•Computers with

o Windows 10 operating system and Office 2013

o NVDA

o Talking Typer

o Spell tool

o Head sets

o Self paced exercises for each concept

o Tactile Diagrams

o Monthly Tests and final assessment

o Curriculum designed with computer concepts and educational needs

•Other training equipment for O&M training

Course Format:

Residential 2 month course with separate in-house dormitories for men and women.
Computer classes from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM from Mon to Sat with specific time slots for;
•English classes

•Personality development sessions

•O&M training hours

•Planned dates for workshops and events

Facilities:
Food and accommodation will be provided for the duration of the course at Mitra Jyothi Campus

Eligibility:

Must have completed class 10 and know basic English.

Joining Procedure:
•Call Mitra Jyothi at Ph: 080-22587623/25 Ext. 30, talk to Mr. Mansoor or Ms. Anushree and register yourself if you are eligible!

•A basic telephonic screening/interview to check eligibility will be conducted
•Registration fee for the course is Rs.200. This needs to be paid at the time of admission

•Refundable deposit of Rs.500 has to be paid at admission time. This will be reimbursed at the end of the course if the trainee has a minimum attendance of 90%

•Training and Accommodation fee will be a nominal amount of Rs.1000/month

•All students may stay at Mitra Jyothi’s dormitory during the course of the training

•The training is open to boys/men and girls/women.

Call Mitra Jyothi and register as soon as possible!

About Mitra Jyothi:
Mitra Jyothi is a registered Charitable Trust formed in 1990. Mitra Jyothi works for people with disabilities and enables them to lead independent lives. To know more about Mitra Jyothi check out http://www.mitrajyothi.org and follow Mitra Jyothi on Face book at https://www.facebook.com/mitra.jyothi

For further queries you may contact our Computer Trainer Mr. Mansoor, at 080 22587623/25 Extn: 30

Mitra Jyothi
CA Site # P22, 31st Main,
18th Cross, Sector 1, HSR Layout,
Behind National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT College)
Bangalore – 560102
Ph: 080-22587623/25
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Author: Deepa Palaniappan

Disability Inclusive Development practitioner (Bihar State Rural Livelihoods Mission, BRLPS India), passionate about strengthening data archiving/documentation capabilities of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) and community based initiatives.

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