Re: Lessons, Free of Paid for?


But at the outset, organized learning is important and even if you don't do that much of it and learn by asking and tinkering, you are likely to not get important information if you don't use organized good learning material in early learning. You may not learn important things about Windows or browsing, for example, with unorganized learning or it may be a long time before you learn one or more things that are very valuable in making your computer use easier and faster to an extent that matters.


-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lessons, Free of Paid for?

I join list to learn what I need to know. And I am greatful for all the free
lessons on both the jaws users list and the apple list. I try to copy the
free posted lessons and put them in a computer file separating them between
the pc and apple files. I have a list of what I need to know for both my
google home and my echo speakers.
I do like it when one can learn from someone who uses accessible tec. It is
nice to learn how to do something with someone who uses say jaws or NVDA
instead, of you need to click here or just drag and drop it here! cheers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <dlh007@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:08 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Lessons, Free of Paid for?

One more thought abut lessons designed for the sighted masses-

There are those times when you are going through a lesson, and it seems
that all is well. they are teaching, you are learning, and all is
actually working out without some big hairy Problem popping up to make
the lesson that much more difficult.

I hate it when I am following along, and then suddenly, they tell me I
should see such and such, and I see something entirely different!

then my Brain goes into why did this happen mode!

am I using the same exactly versions of Windows, or the software? Am I
just missing what I should see because my Screen Reader is not picking
it up? Have I some how missed a step?

How old are these lessons? Are they current enough?

I then reverse myself, and go back, and start that lesson over, just
encase it is me who turned left when I should have turned right.

And when I end up with my same original result, and mine is different
than what they say I should have, this is when I dearly wish I had a One
on One instructor, or a List, or a Forum to post my derailment, in hopes
of having someone get me back on track.

Personally, I can't afford every subject I would love to learn more
about. So I spend a lot of time on Youtube, and on Web Sites that
hopefully will give me the info I need to progress forward instead of
getting stalled, or stopped.

Good Luck in your Quest

Grumpy Dave

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