DAC-Redding office relocates

The Disability Action Center’s office in Redding has a new location.

The non-profit independent living center recently moved to 2876 Park Marina Drive in Redding, vacating its old location on West St.

The office has a new manager: Wendy Longwell.

Dwight Phillips handles certain assistive technology needs for consumers.

Office hours are 9-5 Monday-Friday. The phone number: 242-8550.

Free Online Computer Information

GCF Learn Free

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/

They also have a mobile app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gcflearnfree.projects

And free online classes with homework etc.

http://classes.gcflearnfree.org/

And a Spanish site

http://www.gcfaprendelibre.org/index.do

 

Teach and Old Dog New Tricks

Free Computer Training Videos Available 24/7/365

http://www.teachanolddognewtricks.com/computers_101-2011.htm

All kinds of videos including computer science

http://www.learnerstv.com/index.php

Microsoft has many videos; this one is on creating accessible documents

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/creating-accessible-word-documents-HA101999993.aspx

This one is Create your first presentation

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/create-your-first-presentation-RZ001129842.aspx

 

Senior Planet has all kinds of tech Tips, every week they have someone answer one question about digital technology and they are all archived.

http://seniorplanet.org/how-do-i-download-a-file-from-an-email-to-my-computer/

http://seniorplanet.org/more-fun-with-emoticons-how-to-makes-faces-and-more-with-your-keyboard/

http://seniorplanet.org/how-to-use-keyboard-shortcuts-to-make-your-life-easier/

http://seniorplanet.org/how-can-i-search-better-on-google/

 

Computer Hope-Free computer help and information

http://www.computerhope.com/tips/

SF Connect has a lot of info and some videos

http://sfconnected.org/2013/11/22/check-out-3-new-videos-in-our-library/

 

Good50

http://www.good50.com/about.html

  1. Good50 is the world’s most readable search engine.

Our default search results are preset to be at a slightly larger font size than normal for easy reading. Also, Good50 has a high contrast version for people with low vision.

Larger Search Box: Designed with the public’s health in mind, Good50 has pre-set the search box font to a larger size. When typing in a search term, you can strain your eyes trying to distinguish between similar looking letters and symbols, but with a larger search box, it’s no problem. Here’s an example:

There are also tons of www.Youtube.com

If you google -youtube computer basic videos tons come up and they have more than just basics too.

 

Prize-Winning App Helps Users Spot Accessible Places

By Michelle Diament

January 3, 2012

A new app designed to help people with disabilities locate accessible restaurants, stores and other venues in their communities is getting a boost after being named a winner in a national contest.

The software called “Access Together” is a Foursquare-style app that allows users to check-in from various locations and answer simple questions about accessibility. The crowd-sourced information is then publicly searchable.

Access Together was recognized as a runner-up in the Apps for Communities Challenge, a contest sponsored by the Knight Foundation and the Federal Communications Commission. The competition honored developers that created apps offering “personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online.”

In addition to being a runner-up, Access Together was also named the “most replicable” among the nearly 70 entrants in the contest. Those behind the software will receive $11,000 in prize money.

Currently, Access Together is an early-stage application that’s available as a mobile website compatible with iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. The software includes a database of locations across the country available for individuals to rate based on accessibility, but most of the reviews entered thus far are for businesses in New York City.

Other contest winners included an app providing bus riders real-time transit schedules, software to help job seekers learn about and apply for employment through text messaging and a tool to help the homeless identify resources in their communities.

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Source:  http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/01/03/prize-winning-app/14704