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Training in Use of eSpeak with Malayalam

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2014 11:50 AM
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) in partnership with DAISY Forum of India (DFI) and Chakshumathi Assistive Technology Centre, Trivandrum cordially invites all computer teachers for persons with visual impairment for a two day training in the use of eSpeak Malayalam with NVDA for reading and writing in Malayalam.

Event details

When

Jan 24, 2015 09:30 AM to
Jan 25, 2015 05:30 PM

Where

Chakshumathi Assistive Technology centre TC 28/145 Kra 66 kaithamukku, Trivandrum - 695024

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Training in the use of eSpeak with NVDA

Training in the use of Open Source Screen readers like NVDA will be a focal element of the event. As NVDA with the help of eSpeak provides support for eight Indian languages it will be promoted as a reading tool. The aim of the training is as follows:

  • The candidate should be able to read e-text using NVDA and eSpeak in any one of the eight Indian languages currently supported.
  • The candidate should be able to download accessible content from the various platforms and repositories of accessible material.
  • The candidate should be able to use computers as a knowledge searching tool.
  • The candidate should be able to type using either phonetic, In script or traditional keyboards.

The training will be provided by experts from CIS and DFI.

Who will benefit?

The event is targeted at promoting the use of eSpeak with NVDA amongst senior computer teachers for persons with visual impairment.

Facilities

Accommodation: Seperate accommodation will be provided for ladies and gents.
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided, courtesy Chakshumati.

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