Alphapointe’s Technology Camp is a week-long day camp experience for middle and high school students with vision impairments.
A High Tech Experience
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.
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. Financial Aid Scholarships and Missouri Council for the Blind Scholarships are available. Contact Lexi Holsapple for more information about camp or scholarships.
Technology Camp Details
For our 2021 camp, we introduced Code Jumper! Code Jumper allows someone that is blind or visually impaired to learn computer coding and programming regardless of preexisting coding skills. Campers participated 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.
Stay tuned for 2023 dates!
Interested in volunteering at Technology Camp? Volunteers provide children with vision loss opportunities to use imagination and creativity in a fun and casual learning environment. Volunteers are a critical partner with helping support our Youth Services programs.
“There are tools available and techniques to make my life, and the lives of people close to me, easier.” – John