Computers

Our state-of-the-art accessible computers are equipped with screen-reading software, magnification software for low-vision users, an 80-cell refreshable braille display, and a braille embosser.

When a blind or visually impaired child has fundamental computer skills, a window to greater independence is opened. With a specially equipped computer, students can explore the rain forests of South America, make history come alive by hearing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of our nation’s capital, learn about the world around them by reading current events on the Seattle Times newspaper’s website, express themselves by writing a story, develop good listening skills, convert print text into braille and emboss it in raised braille on a braille embosser, and much more.

Good computer skills facilitate achievement in school and are essential for many employment opportunities.