Please circulate widely. The Cisco academy for the vision impaired is planning to run an IT essentials 1 course starting August 6 2009. Course cost is $75. For more info email caviinfo@xxxxxxxxx and check out the website http://www.cucat.org IT Essentials 1 is an introduction to computer repair and troubleshooting, and is an excellent way to learn both computer maintenance skills and initial helpdesk technique. Students who undertake this course are expected to have good internet and adaptive technology use skills; we provide advice on how to navigate course material but do not teach accessibility skills as part of the course. Lectures will be provided online using Ventrilo and will be on Thursday morning at 1 universal each week. See http://www.timeanddate.com to convert to your local time zone, a few examples are given below. 1AM universal is: 9am Perth time, 11am Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane time, 6:30am Indian time, 6pm pacific, 7pm mountain (daylight), 8pm central and 9pm eastern Wednesday evening. Students who can not attend lectures for one reason or another; are able to download the recordings in mp3 format from the http://www.cucat.org website. Exams, labs and excersises are done online inside a browser and by editing word documents. Students should be comfortable with accessing pdf files also. Due to accessability problems with voiceover on the Mac, skype and Ventrilo have accessibility limitations and flash content will not display. Students are recommended to run Windows on either a separate box or virtually when doing the course. At course completion students will receive a certificate outlining the skills they have attained. This certificate is an excellent adition to your CV. Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might have an interest in this course. -- Change the world--1 deed at a time Jackie McBride Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net & please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.