Access Technology Trainer Certification Course

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Trainer Certification Course Information

Teaching Access Technology to blind and visually-impaired individuals is a rewarding profession. Many access technology specialists rely on manuals and keyboard reference cards. This is frustrating for both the student and instructor.

Through a series of demanding and intensive immersions, trainers learn the difference between the operating system and the screen readers and are able to communicate concepts to students who have never heard the words — menu, combo box, property sheet, etc.

Trainers also learn the language of the screen readers and the capabilities of screen readers in a variety of applications.

These courses give trainers the skills necessary to provide premier instruction in the use of access technology.

These demanding courses require live, voice-chat, classroom review per week.

Training Components

Trainers may sign up for as many courses as desired; however, Windows is mandatory. Please contact ATI to sign up.

Students who complete all components, receive lifetime support and continuing education.

  • Windows 10
  • NVDA
  • JAWS for Windows 2018
  • The Internet
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • ZoomText
  • Creating Outlines
  • Public Speaking Workshop

Class Schedules and Included Materials

Sessions begin the first Monday of every month.  Classes are held on the first four Mondays of each month. at 4:00 PM Pacific (class duration may vary).

  • Access to the class material in MP3 format
  • One weekly live, voice-chat, session for discussion and review
  • Weekly Comprehensive Tests
  • Class projects
  • All Textbooks and Class Materials are Provided.

Continuing Education

Students who participate in and complete all eleven components with an 80% or better grade will receive graduate services. Graduate services include:

  • Access to All ATI Textbooks
  • Continuing education workshops
  • Access to updated trainer components

Participation Requirements and Refund Policy

Participation, and a positive attitude toward the training are requirements for continued enrollment in the training course.

Enrollment is not a guarantee of graduation.

Students are expected to know the course material and be able to communicate the skills effectively.  Students are expected to comply with the ATI Student Guidelines.

Only those truly interested in succeeding as an Access Technology Trainer should consider enrolling in these courses. The coursework is demanding and the time commitment on the part of the student is significant.

Students who receive an 80% or better on all tests and who attend class regularly receive Access Technology Institute Trainer Certification.

Students maintain the right to withdraw from the training course at any time.  ATI maintains the right to refuse training to anyone.

ATI does not refund tuition fees

Training Course Tuition

Each training component is $1299.99.

Contact ATI

To learn more about the training course or enroll, please contact:

CathyAnne Murtha
Phone: (520) 300-7859
Email: cathy@blind.training
twitter: www.twitter.com/CathyAnneMurtha
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blindtraining/

ATI Disclaimer

Access Technology Institute, LLC is a private organization and not accredited or recognized by any government agency, public or private organization. We offer certification based solely upon completion of our course of study.

Some government agencies or institutions might not accept our certification. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm acceptance of the certification prior to enrollment. Access Technology Institute, LLC does not act as an employment agency and cannot give assurance that its graduates will automatically obtain pay raises or employment.