Technology Camp

Virtual Technology Camp

Alphapointe’s Technology Camp is a week-long day camp experience for middle and high school students with vision impairments.

A High Tech Experience

Technologies that improve internet navigation and provide social networking knowledge and safety Campers will train with Jaws or ZoomText software depending on the camper’s visual needs. Campers will also learn to utilize various technologies that impact academic development, advance their internet navigation skills, develop social networking knowledge, and establish internet safety and security awareness. Campers will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors who have successfully utilized technology in their chosen careers as professionals with vision loss. Camp will be held June 21-25, 2021.

Technology for the Future

Campers learn several skills and technologies that impact academic development. All campers will work with a laptop during training with a Microsoft operating system that includes the Microsoft Pro Edition software package. This includes Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Campers will receive their laptops to take home after the five days of training. Nomination forms must be completed by Teachers of the Visually Impaired for a camper to register and attend Technology Camp. Contact Jake McLaughlin if you would like to learn more about how to enroll your student.

What’s New For Technology Camp 2021?

In the summer of 2021, we will be introducing Code Jumper! Code Jumper allows someone that is blind or visually impaired to learn computer coding and programming regardless of preexisting coding skills. Your camper will participate in small groups to learn basic coding and programming concepts. This educational device helps bridge the skill gap for someone who is blind or visually impaired and opens up the world of coding and fun for every camper.

“There are tools available and techniques to make my life, and the lives of people close to me, easier.” – John

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Contact Jake McLaughlin

For more information call 816-237-2059 or email Jake at jmclaughlin@alphapointe.org.

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