TWC VR Blind Services Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures (MANUAL RETIRED 12/17/2019)

As of 12/17/2019, this manual has been retired. For current policies, procedures, and standards for the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Division, please refer to the following manuals:

Notice: December 2019

This manual has been archived in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. Copies of this manual can be made available to VR staff and the general public upon request by sending an email message to

Chapter 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology Training

Chapter 2: Baseline Assessment

Chapter 3: Keyboard Skills Training

Chapter 4: Setting Up the Workstation

Chapter 5: Operating System Features and Functions

Chapter 6: Screen Readers

Chapter 7: The Word Processor

Chapter 8: Scanning and Embossing

Chapter 9: Notetakers

Chapter 10: The Internet

Chapter 11: Post-Training Assessment

Chapter 12: Trainer Dos and Don'ts

Chapter 13: Training Expectations

Chapter 14: Training Reports