University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 4: JAWS for the Beginner

Presented on Tuesday, 6th September 2016

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 6
Number of Respondents: 6

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I will apply what I have learnt today and use it in my daily work with the student.
Weekly support with pupil.
To teach and support a blind learner using ICT.
It has given me a good starting point for introducing JAWS to myself and to my pupils.
It will enable me to include JAWS as an additional skill for one of my pupils.
Practise for self and introduce to a blind student.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

I discovered how to scan a document and transfer it into a Word document to be read by JAWS.
Small group, clear instruction.
Very clear description of all aspects of starting to use JAWS. Excellent! Thank you.
Course content was presented well and easily understood.
It was a good overview of JAWS but at the end of the time here, I am aware how early in this journey I am.
The more basic elements, installation & use with Word, as this is the stage I’m at.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

A second day would be useful.
All fine, will need to get software and gain hands on experience myself! I think a follow up would be good, once I have had some hands on experience myself.
Splitting content, but follow up course would help.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 1
Course Info Email from SSC: 3
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 1
Colleague: 1

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Functional vision assessment.
More on assistive technology for blind students.