Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Microsoft Office 2007: Online and PowerPoint Training with Transcripts

Microsoft provides a handful of on-line training resource to help you get started to learn about some of the advanced features of the MS-Office 2007 product line for programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access and OneNote.

Many of these tutorials include text transcripts found in the bottom portion of the screens, which are useful for those not able to hear or understand the audio portions. Link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/FX100565001033.aspx

In addition, many of the online demos can be downloaded in PowerPoint format, and can be used for off-line viewing and/or for your organization.
Link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA101926501033.aspx

With these tutorials, you can take your skills and career to the next level by learning how to use many of the program features offered within MS-Office.

Note: While I have used some of the online demos and presentations, I have not verified that every one of them have text transcripts available. You can use this blog article as a starting point for your training and reference needs.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tenacity and Snap!VRS Announce Exclusive Partnership to Help Organizations Better Serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees

Snap!VRS announced a partnership with Tenacity Operating, LLC, ("Tenacity"), a leader in the field of accessible telephony, that will help companies and organizations offer visual communication and relay services with the only comprehensive and accessible video technology of its kind.

Tenacity's accessaphone(tm) Total Conversation (aTC(tm)), a video softphone, extends telephony by including real-time text, video, and voice with the same endpoint compatible with the business' current infrastructure. This easy to use video softphone is now further enhanced as a VRS-ready solution through the Snap!VRS partnership, making it easy for enterprises to find a one-stop solution for Section 508 compliance. Section 508 is the important part of the American Disabilities Act that works to eliminate barriers in information technology.

"This partnership will enable large enterprises - government agencies, corporations, and educational institutions - to better meet the needs of existing and prospective employees who are deaf and hard of hearing," said Snap!VRS Executive Chairman, Richard Schatzberg. "With Tenacity's excellent and well-earned reputation in communication infrastructure and Snap!VRS'strong service, the match will provide a single solution for Section 508 compliance and benefit those looking to give all of their employees the best communications solutions they can."

For the complete press release on this news, visit www.snapvrs.com