Instructional Handout

Recommended as an aid for persons with visual, processing or mobility disabilities or for those who may not be able to use a keyboard or mouse.

Handout MS Word

My goal for this work sample was to create an instructional handout showing the end user (learner) how to gain access to one aspect of universal design that is built into the Microsoft 10 operating system. In Word (2016) utilizing only text boxes (instead of typing) and screen shots. The handout in PDF format shows the learner how to access and activate speech recognition and voice training to control a Windows operating system computer.

The necessary design elements I drew on included Content Knowledge, learning Environments and Professional Knowledge and Skills. I am experienced with use Microsoft products including MS Word to create an aid that could be utilized by professionals or any end user in the work force (as another form of job aid) to discover how to activate speech recognition accessibility feature on a MS 10 OS. My design was based on readings and research of special and diverse populations and their strength as well as disabilities that may get in the way of learning. While using this particular element for Universal Design in the area of limitations on sight or low vision, this handout may also be useful for those working with other disabilities, such as mobility impairments or processing problems Download the Instructional Handout in as a portable document format or PDF file. The file requires Adobe Free Reader. Standards of learning are based on standards set forth by The Association of Educational Technology and Communications AECT.org