State offers training for blind, visually impaired

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Instructors will teach attendees how to use various types of hardware and software including jaws speech program, and iPad and iPhone with VoiceOver/Zoom.

Officials say the classes are open to anyone with a visual impairment, but individuals must have some computer knowledge to participate.

Students should also have access to the equipment of the subject area being taught. If the topic of the class, for example, involves an iPad, a student should have a tablet prior to attending the class.

The first training session will be May 10 in Sioux Falls. The registration deadline is May 2.

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