How-to: Step-by-Step Technology Guides 

The following is a series of technology-related guides or “how-tos” that cover a wide variety of assistive technology-related subjects. We take a step-by-step approach to each subject, and by adding a visual cue such as a screenshot to each step, we make it exceptionally easy to follow along. If we’re missing something that you’d like to see covered in a future How-to, please let us know(new window).

A computerHow-to: Access MS Office and OneNote for free online(new window)

In this guide, we show you how to access a free, online version of MS Office and OneNote.

Related to: Learning, Vision

Related e-bulletins: OneNote’s Accessibility add-ons(new window)


USB drives How to: Properly use USB Drives(new window)

In this how-to, we look at some tips and tricks for using USB-based storage devices, and we’ll show you how to safely remove your USB device when your finished using it.

Related to: General Accessibility 


An iPadHow to: Use Guided Access for iPad(new window)

Guided Access is an iOS-based accessibility feature that locks users into specific windows for increased focus and concentration. This guide teaches parents and AT users how activate, use, and shut off Guided Access.

 Related to: Learning

 Related e-bulletins: iPad as Assistive Technology(new window)

A keyboardHow-to: Work Faster with Keyboard Shortcuts(new window)

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to more efficiently navigate your computer, and for individuals with mobility challenges, they are a great way to reduce physical strain when using a computer.

 Related to: Mobility