AT&T Computer Training Lab

Teaching the visually impaired and blind basic keyboarding and computer skills.

The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology maintains a computer training lab – provided initially by a grant from the AT&T Foundation – featuring three computer stations that use talking and/or large print software.

Computer training courses

Computer Lab photo

Classes are offered to any visually impaired or blind individual in the metro Detroit area. In addition:

  • Classes usually begin in the fall
  • There is no cost to attend one of the classes
  • However, the DIO does require a $25 deposit that is refunded following attendance and completion of the coursework
  • Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The classes are taught by Cathy McAdam, ACSW, a career development and access technology consultant who is also blind
  • For those who are not able to provide their own transportation to the classes, the DIO and Friends of Vision may be able to provide a volunteer driver
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