Computers and Integration
The aim of Computers and Integration is to provide access to computers and software training to all able and disabled people in our Community.
We also aim to encourage a wider awareness of how computers and software applications are more and more found in so many areas of our everyday life.
By providing both an informal environment and training procedures, it is our intention to foster this awareness through a process of social interaction and non pressurised teaching methods.
For some of our members, the above approach to teaching computer use, leads to an increased level of confidence and self esteem. Some of our members have become volunteers within the Organisation. Others have gone in to supported employment and full time employment.
Currently we have twelve computers at our Inverurie premises and ten in Huntly. A wide range of software is also available at both premises, along with people who can give support in the use and application of the software.
Our teaching approach is generally informal, with each member working at their own pace. However, we are now an Accredited Teaching and Testing Centre for the European Computer Driving Licence. Our staff tutor, provides formal tuition and support, to enable our members to achieve this universally recognised qualification.
The following list outlines some of the Services we provide..
ECDL tuition / self study support and Module testing, via our ECDL tutor, and support staff and volunteers.
Evaluation of an individual's special needs in terms of adaptive aids or software packages, relating to computer use. This evaluation may be in the form of personal advice in the first instance, or in more complex cases, by passing the evaluation to another agency such as Ability Net.
An Outreach facility where possible, by placing a computer system, with a client where that client finds it impossible for whatever reason, to attend our premises.
General advice on the use and suitability of software packages for individual client's needs.
We hold a variety of Commercial Hardware and Software catalogues, allowing us to research what resources are currently available for client's requirements.
Where possible, we provide one to one support for computer and software use.
There are both facilities and the expertise to provide specialised on day short courses on a variety of topics, such as Microsoft Office applications. e.g. Basic Web Site Design - Powerpoint Presentations - Database Management and Design.
We can also broker short courses covering various areas such as - First Aid - Confidentiality - Safe Lifting and Handling - Health and Safety Risk Assessment - etc.
For further information, contact:
Computers and Integration
4 St James Place
Tel: 01467 623600
Fax: 01467 623600
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