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GW Micro and De Witt & Associates Announce Strategic Collaboration to Train Blind Consumers via Self-Guided Tutorials

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GW Micro and De Witt & Associates Announce Strategic Collaboration to Train Blind Consumers via Self-Guided Tutorials

Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 16, 2011) – GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) and De Witt & Associates (www.4dewitt.com) announced a strategic collaboration to train blind and visually impaired people on the best usage of Window-Eyes, the most advanced screen reader for the Windows PC environment.

De Witt & Associates is well-known and highly respected for developing assistive technology curricula. They design various training materials, including solutions for assistive technology trainers, teachers of the visually impaired, various government agencies, and others. As the popularity of Window-Eyes has continued to increase in recent years, De Witt & Associates has developed self-learning tools for Window-Eyes customers or anyone who wants to learn how to use Window-Eyes with various software programs.

“We have had many requests from our customer base for Window-Eyes tutorials on specific software programs, such as Microsoft Word,” said Jeremy Curry, Director of Training for GW Micro. “This strategic collaboration enables both GW Micro and De Witt & Associates to offer a top-notch training curriculum that has already proven to have a high demand from our customers.”

“While GW Micro and De Witt & Associates both offer custom training solutions, the self-learning tools will allow Window-Eyes customers to learn on their own from the comfort of their own homes,” said Melissa Bourn, Director of Sales and Marketing for De Witt and Associates. “Unlike other tutorials, these self-learning tools are developed to train the individual from the very basic to more advanced skills.”

The first two books that are immediately available are Word 2007 with Window-Eyes and Word 2010 with Window-Eyes. These books contain 17 chapters, and start from reviewing the keyboard to learning about the Ribbon to inserting indexes and a table of contents.

In the first quarter of next year, Excel 2007 with Window-Eyes and Excel 2010 with Window-Eyes will become available followed by other self-learning tools related to Window-Eyes and other software programs. In addition, a plan is in place to release a teacher and trainer guide for Window-Eyes, specifically designed for assistive technology trainers and teachers for the visually impaired.

You may order the Word 2007 with Window-Eyes or Word 2010 with Window-Eyes self-learning tools starting today from GW Micro for $99 plus shipping. To order, call GW Micro at (260) 489-3671 or order online at the catalog. The self-learning tools are currently only available in American English and may not be available in all countries.

GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.

De Witt & Associates was formed in 1989 by John De Witt who has been active in the assistive technology industry since 1977. As the firm’s President and CEO, he reflects that their passion at De Witt & Associates has always been to assist in training people with vision loss or learning differences to become equally skilled in reading, writing and communicating using today’s computer-based products alongside their peers. De Witt provides the assistive technology field with the most comprehensive and yet flexible series of training materials in the industry.

Contact:
Jeremy Curry, Director of Training
jeremy@gwmicro.com
(260) 489-3671

Melissa Bourn, Director of Sales and Marketing
melissa@4dewitt.com
1-877-447-6500

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GW Micro and De Witt & Associates Announce Strategic Collaboration to Train Blind Consumers via Self-Guided Tutorials was released on December 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
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