ICT Handouts & Tutorials

Welcome to the ICT Tutorials and Handouts section of the Sight for Surrey website. Here you will find downloadable step-by-step guides and tutorials on a wide range of topics including.

  • Windows 10 Accessibility Features
  • Microsoft Office with JAWS
  • Apple iPhone with VoiceOver
  •  Android with TalkBack
  • Amazon Echo with Alexa

Note: All of the downloadable handouts and tutorials are in accessible PDF format. They may not download correctly, depending on how your browser is configured. This can have implications for users of screen reading software. If you are using Google Chrome, you can specify that PDF files are downloaded to your computer, rather than being opened in a browser window. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Press ALT and F. Upon doing this, the chrome dropdown menu will be displayed.
  2. Press UP ARROW until the Settings menu option is selected and press ENTER. Upon doing this, the Settings screen will be opened in a new Tab.
  3. In the Settings screen, locate and activate the link named Privacy and Security.
  4. Next, locate and activate the link named Site Settings.
  5. Now locate and activate the button labelled Additional Content Settings. Upon doing this, a list of additional settings will be displayed.
  6. Locate and activate the link named PDF Documents.
  7. Finally, locate the button labelled “Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome” and ensure that it is toggled to the “On” setting.
  8. Press CTRL and F4 to close the Settings Tab.

That’s it, now when you activate one of the handouts or tutorials, it will be automatically downloaded to the Downloads folder on your computer.

It is recommended to use Adobe Reader to open and view PDF files. You can download this program for free, from the following web site:

https://get2.adobe.com/uk/reader/

Apple iPhone with VoiceOver

The following lessons are designed to introduce you to the VoiceOver screen reader, found on all Apple iOS devices. They provide valuable information regarding your iPhone, as well as how to navigate the various screens in conjunction with VoiceOver. By the end of these 3 lessons, you should have a good understanding of the buttons and switches found on your iPhone, how to start VoiceOver, how to navigate the various screens found on your iPhone using ‘Gestures’, how to adjust VoiceOver settings, how to type and edit text and how to close running apps. In addition, you should have a good understanding of terminology used in the world of Smart Phones.

It is recommended that you work through the lessons, in the order they are presented, in order to maximise your learning. Good luck and enjoy!

Note:  iPhone devices come in two distinct types, those which have a Home button, and those which don’t.  Please ensure that you download the appropriate lessons for your device.

Devices with a Home Button

The following lessons have been designed for Apple iPhone devices which have a Home button.  For reference, these devices are the iPhone 6S, 6+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, SE and SE2020.

Devices without a Home Button

The following lessons have been designed for Apple iPhone devices which don’t have a Home button.  For reference, these devices are the iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

Other VoiceOver Handouts

Android Accessibility

The following handouts have been designed to provide information on common Android accessibility features.  They concentrate on Samsung devices, however, all of the information found should be appropriate for other Android devices.

An Introduction to the Voice Assistant Screen Reader on Samsung Devices

An Introduction to using the Live Transcribe App on Android Devices

Changing the Screen Timeout on Samsung Devices

Connecting your Android Device to a Wi-Fi Network

Inverting Screen Colours on Samsung Devices

Microsoft Word 2019 with JAWS

The following handouts have been designed to assist you in performing common tasks in Microsoft Word 2019, in conjunction with the popular and powerful screen reading program called JAWS for Windows.

Note: The version of JAWS used in the creation of these handouts was 2020. However, versions 2019 and 2018 of JAWS should also work absolutely fine when performing the tasks outlined in each handout.

Microsoft Outlook 2019 with JAWS

The following handouts have been designed to assist you in performing common tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2019, in conjunction with the popular and powerful screen reading program called JAWS for Windows.

Microsoft Excel 2019 with JAWS

The following handouts have been designed to assist you in performing common tasks in Microsoft Excel 2019, in conjunction with the popular and powerful screen reading program called JAWS for Windows.

Windows 10 Accessibility Options

The following handouts have been designed to introduce you to some of the built-in accessibility features found in the Windows 10 Operating System.

Amazon Echo with Alexa

The following handouts have been designed to assist you in the use of an Amazon Echo device in conjunction with Alexa.

Zoom Cloud Meetings

The following handouts have been designed to introduce you to joining and participating in a Zoom meeting.

For additional handouts and tutorials on the subject of Assistive Technology, visit the Tech How-to Guides and Apps Reviews page on the website of one of our closest partner organisations, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People.  For your convenience, the link to this page is below.

https://surreycoalition.org.uk/tech-how-to-guides/