Services | Assistive Technology Lab

Woman who is visually impaired sitting at computer.
Man who is visually impaired sitting at computer.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB

The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Technology Lab offers one-on-one courses and training for people who are visually impaired to learn or enhance computer skills. Our training helps individuals maintain their independence; continue their education; find and keep long term employment; and develop the computer skills needed to stay connected to the community.

Training is available for the Internet, all Microsoft Office® programs, Apple iPhone & iPad, various Android operating systems and basic keyboarding and typing skills. The following adaptive programs are also available:

  • Talking Typer®: Keyboard navigation and typing skills
  • Magic®: Low vision magnification and speech enhanced software
  • JAWS®: Job Access With Speech
  • ZoomText®: Screen enlargement
  • PacMate®: Braille display keypad
  • ZoomText®: Distributor

The Dallas Lighthouse Technology Lab offers various program offerings. The Texas State Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Division for Blind Services has approved a group of our Technology Lab trainers to teach these specialized skills. In addition, we have trainers who specialize in a specific technology to provide value added training and assistance to seniors, blind or low-vision people who just need a refresher course or want to learn something new to enhance their life skills. All of our highly trained specialists are also visually impaired, giving them a unique understanding of the challenges that students may experience.

The Dallas Lighthouse is an authorized distributor of ZoomText®.