STARS For Parents

A Parent's Approach to Assistive Technology

With new assistive technologies now available, the options are constantly growing. How do parents assist in determining which assistive software, hardware and equipment best match their child’s unique needs?

The  St. Louis Society for the Blind’s new STARS for Parents Program will provide parents the opportunity to learn how to use the same adaptive software, hardware and equipment that their child uses on a daily basis. The adaptive training will include but not be limited to:

  • JAWS
  • ZOOMTEXT
  • MAGIC
  • OPEN BOOK
  • APPLE VOICEOVER
  • APPLE ZOOM
  • EMBOSSER W/ DUXBURY
  • REFRESHABLE BRAILLE DISPLAY
  • ADAPTIVE KEYBOARDS
  • SCANNING & ACQUIRING DEVICES
  • NOTE TAKERS

Lessons will be one-on-one (as opposed to classroom) and appointments are offered on weekdays and Saturdays.

All sessions will be held at St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at: 8770 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact Sirrendrick Smith  at (314) 968-9000.