The Iowa Department for the Blind’s training materials for computer users are in demand. The state-run “Project Assist” has 22 programs to help the blind with keyboard input and screen reading. “Project Assist” creator, Karen Keninger says blind computer users from around the world have turned to the Iowa Department for the Blind for assistance. “Project Assist” was developed by Keninger to allow the blind to use computers in the workplace. She says before Project Assist the blind had no where else to turn. “Project Assist” was designed to make the workplace more accesible, however the products can be used in the home. Officials from the Iowa Department for the Blind are giving presentations across the state to show how to develop web pages which can be read for the blind.
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