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  • EmpowerTech Success Stories
    Planned Giving Volunteer Needs Success Stories EmpowerTech Success Stories Tracy low vision Tracy came to EmpowerTech looking for help in using a computer to write her family s stories because her failing eyesight had limited her ability to write After visiting EmpowerTech Tracy learned to use screen enlargement software She can now for the first time see her words on the computer screen because the text is enlarged and easier to read Tracy uses the program s voice feedback feature when her eyes become too tired Tracy is now able to write her family s history and keep their legacy alive Nora TRADE classes Nora is a 22 year old young woman born with cerebral palsy She faces challenges when reading and has limited use of her left hand Nora came to EmpowerTech with a great desire to get computer training so that she could be employed as an office assistant By attending the TRADE classes Nora developed skill in working with Microsoft Word Excel and PowerPoint She developed one handed typing skills to compensate for her motor challenges and became adept at performing computer operations When Nora got her initial position as an office assistant she was delighted that

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  • Calendar of Events
    Calendar EmpowerTech There are currently no events in the calendar SimpleCalendar 0 8 10b If you like this component please feel free to donate a small amount by clicking here

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  • EmpowerTech
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  • Calendar of Events
    Success Stories News Events Calendar of Events Media Kit You are here Home News Events Calendar of Events News Events Calendar of Events Media Kit Calendar Search Go Reset Show 5 10 15 20 25 30 50 100 All There are currently no events in the calendar SimpleCalendar 0 8 10b If you like this component please feel free to donate a small amount by clicking here Success Stories Julia

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  • Design Team
    Services T R A D E Older Adults Program Success Stories Contact Us Directions Contact Form Our Technology Input Devices Literacy Tools Communication Tools Vision Tools Online Games Links and Resources How You Can Help Planned Giving Volunteer Needs Success Stories News Events Calendar of Events Media Kit You are here Design Team The current version of the EmpowerTech website was created January 2011 under the auspices of a service grant from the Los Angeles Chapter of the Taproot organization You can learn more about Taproot at the following link http www taprootfoundation org The service grant team consisted of the following individuals who donated their professional time and skills to make this re launch possible Project Manager Richard Holmes Account Manager Elizabeth Marx Copywriter Lisa Plendl Graphic Designer Pam Teplitz Web Programmer Richard Morris This site is powered by the Joomla Joomla is a free open source content management system CMS and application framework that powers 2 7 of the entire web Success Stories Susan blind low vision I think for most of us that are reading this message there are things that we take for granted every day things opening mail and reading it and paying bills with

    Original URL path: http://www.empowertech.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:design-team&catid=46:other-pages&Itemid=100 (2016-01-08)
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  • Design Team
    the Los Angeles Chapter of the Taproot organization You can learn more about Taproot at the following link http www taprootfoundation org The service grant team consisted of the following individuals who donated their professional time and skills to make this re launch possible Project Manager Richard Holmes Account Manager Elizabeth Marx Copywriter Lisa Plendl Graphic Designer Pam Teplitz Web Programmer Richard Morris This site is powered by the Joomla

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  • Accessibility Policy
    display terminals users whose browsers don t support forms visually impaired users who use speech synthesizers and those who have configured their web browsers not to display images When the device encounters a graphic the user will hear a short description of what it is such as EmpowerTech logo banner rather than the generic graphic In the event that a graphical image is used purely for architectural reasons within this website and has no other purpose and is not designed to convey information to the user then that graphical image may be identified with an empty ALT attribute Contrast High contrast is necessary for many users EmpowerTech s website makes every attempt to use an effective contrast combination Below are guidelines on how you can customize your own web browser to better view all web pages Internet Explorer Click on the Tools menu Select Internet Options Under the General tab select Accessibility Place a check mark in the box to Ignore colors specified on Web pages and select the OK box This will return you to the General tab Select the Colors box and un check the use Windows colors box Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box and then the OK box on the General tab and the colors should change on the browser Netscape 4 0 Click on the Edit menu Select Preferences Double click on Appearance to expand the menu Click on Colors In the field Sometimes a document will provide its own colors and backgrounds check Always use my colors overriding document Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box Netscape 6 0 Click on the Edit menu Select Preferences Double click on Appearance to expand the menu Click on Colors In the field When a web page provides its own color and background select Use my own chosen colors ignoring the colors specified Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box Skip Navigation A Skip to navigation feature appears at the top left side of each page Clicking on the hyperlinks will take a screen reader to the beginning of the content to the Accessibility Help page or to the footer in order to skip over redundant navigation items D Link A hidden lower case d link may appear next to some images that require an extensive description Clicking on the link will display an in depth text description of the image providing more detailed information than their ALT attributes Fonts The fonts used on this site are set to a to a minimum 12 point font size which allows you to make adjustments according to your preference All text incorporates relative font sizing to allow non distorted magnification The following instructions provide an easy way to change the font size for

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  • Accessibility Policy
    user will hear a short description of what it is such as EmpowerTech logo banner rather than the generic graphic In the event that a graphical image is used purely for architectural reasons within this website and has no other purpose and is not designed to convey information to the user then that graphical image may be identified with an empty ALT attribute Contrast High contrast is necessary for many users EmpowerTech s website makes every attempt to use an effective contrast combination Below are guidelines on how you can customize your own web browser to better view all web pages Internet Explorer Click on the Tools menu Select Internet Options Under the General tab select Accessibility Place a check mark in the box to Ignore colors specified on Web pages and select the OK box This will return you to the General tab Select the Colors box and un check the use Windows colors box Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box and then the OK box on the General tab and the colors should change on the browser Netscape 4 0 Click on the Edit menu Select Preferences Double click on Appearance to expand the menu Click on Colors In the field Sometimes a document will provide its own colors and backgrounds check Always use my colors overriding document Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box Netscape 6 0 Click on the Edit menu Select Preferences Double click on Appearance to expand the menu Click on Colors In the field When a web page provides its own color and background select Use my own chosen colors ignoring the colors specified Use the Text and Background boxes to select the colors desired i e white text and black background Select the OK box Skip Navigation A Skip to navigation feature appears at the top left side of each page Clicking on the hyperlinks will take a screen reader to the beginning of the content to the Accessibility Help page or to the footer in order to skip over redundant navigation items D Link A hidden lower case d link may appear next to some images that require an extensive description Clicking on the link will display an in depth text description of the image providing more detailed information than their ALT attributes Fonts The fonts used on this site are set to a to a minimum 12 point font size which allows you to make adjustments according to your preference All text incorporates relative font sizing to allow non distorted magnification The following instructions provide an easy way to change the font size for the most common web browsers Internet Explorer Click on the View menu Highlight Text Size Default setting will be medium By changing the settings between largest and smallest the text displayed on the page will

    Original URL path: http://www.empowertech.org/index.php?view=article&catid=46%3Aother-pages&id=71%3Aaccessibility-policy&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=101 (2016-01-08)
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