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(last updated 07/02/2021)
For all of our customers and friends in these difficult times with covid 19 social distancing restrictions we are still in business and can help you with setting up home working and remote meetings, or the online delivery of tuition / training / workshop activities.
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I can provide a range of services in both archaeology and computing where I specalise in helping the 'not for profit sector' and people with visual impairments or other disabilities. If you want more information on a topic choose a link in the list of pages on the right, or at the bottom of this page. Do not forget to check out the download pages in the training and visual impairment sections. For smaller Scottish charities I can also prepare and examine receipts and payments accounts for submission to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Associate member of the British Assistive Technology Association
Founder member of the Accessible Technology Coalition
Disclosure Scotland cleared for working with children and vulnerable adults.
Winner of the opensource.com 2019 Emerging Contributor Award
Contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org . My linkedin.com page is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/petercheer
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Peter from Visimpscot has been given the 2019 opensource.com 2019 Emerging Contributor Award
Over Christmas and New Year of 2017 / 2018 Visimpscot was busy producing a new guide... Digital Skills with NVDA. This guide concentrates on delivering basic digital skills using the NVDA screen reader for MWindows It can be downloaded from the Visual Impairment download page. It is also available from Smashwords . Some people use keyboard commands instead of a computer mouse or other pointing device because they cannot, or have difficulty seeing the screen. Other people use keyboard commands, at least some of the time because the find it fasterand more convenient, especially experienced touch typists who would break their rhythm by taking a hand off the keys. The popular MS Excel and Word programs as well as the alternatives LibreOffice or OpenOffice Calc and Writer have comprehensive sets of keyboard commands although finding out what they all are is not easy. To solve this problem Visimpscot (my IT training business name)has prepared four guides that can be freely downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/visimpscot and distributed to anyone who needs them (they are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License). If you modify the guides, acknowledge the source and use the same Creative Commons license.. Download them from the Visual Impairment download page. We have also published them in a variety of formats on Smashwords
Go to the Publication Services page to read about our publishing venture Point Size Press and download a copy of our first title The Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey. Point Size Press is also now publishing games that are available on https://itch.io/ the first title 'The Spirit of Ballarat' is a Marie Celeste style mystery on an abandoned airship.
Microsoft no longer sell the popular Small Business Server, which annoyed a lot of people. If you need an alternative to SBS look at SME Server or Zyental these Linux servers are designed with small scale set ups in mind, at Visimpscot we have experience of setting up and using both of them, look at the Small Computer Networks section..
DOWNLOADSI There are three download pages. On the Visual Impairment section there are various resources including a guide to basic digital skills with the NVDA screen reader and keyboard access guides for Open Office Calc and Writer, MS Excel and MS Word.On the Training section there is a Java Script quiz maker and a modified set of style sheets for Exe-learning that include support for the Power Geez Amharic font. Go to the Small Computer Networks section for a Zentyal 3 feature list and an 'Introduction to Networking With Zentyal 3'. In the Digital Literacy Section there are four posters designed for training rooms, libraries and other public computing facilities catering for patrons with sight problems.
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