VarioUltra Six-Week Teleclass
Get the most out of your VarioUltra with this comprehensive six-week teleseminar from Mystic Access!
Who can participate?
If you have a VarioUltra, or you are thinking of purchasing one, you will likely find this class to be a valuable resource. However, it will be especially helpful to those who already have a VarioUltra, either 20 or 40 cells. You may attend from any phone by dialing into our conference system. Can't make a class live, or want to refer back to the material covered? All calls will be recorded and sent to class participants as MP3 files.
When is it?
We are offering two class times. The first will take place on Wednesdays at Noon Eastern Time, and the second will meet on Wednesday nights at 9:00 Eastern Time. This is a six-week series. The first lesson starts January 18, 2017, and the sixth and final lesson concludes on February 22, 2017. Each class will run approximately 75 minutes (one hour and fifteen minutes) to provide plenty of time for questions from participants after each class topic is fully covered. All students who take the class will receive information on downloading the seminars for future reference.
Why might I want to take this class?
The VarioUltra functions as both a notetaker and a braille display. Each task seems to have multiple ways to get it done, and remembering all possible combinations presents its own challenges. Lisa Salinger has been using VarioUltra for over a year, and Braille notetakers in general and other related technology for over twenty-five years. Her patient, thorough style will help you understand important concepts, and learn how to commit relevant facts to memory.
What will be covered?
Please find below a tentative course outline. Content may change slightly as the needs of participants dictate.
Week 1: So Many Buttons!
If you've noticed that the number of keys and buttons on the unit outnumber your fingers, take heart. We'll take a look at the various groupings of buttons, and give you the foundational overview you need to make the next few weeks a breeze.
Week 2: Where am I? Finding your way around.
There are many strategies you can use to navigate the options, menus, and settings on your VarioUltra. We'll show you how to incorporate all this knowledge and determine what navigation styles work best for you. We'll also take a look at the file manager, which is used to copy, rename, and delete files, among other tasks.
Week 3: All about settings, or Eat Your Vegetables!
Before we get into fun and practical aspects of using the VarioUltra in daily life, we need to talk about doing the dirty work of customizing the settings to have everything working in the way that's most intuitive and useful to you. Think of it as putting some cheese sauce on that broccoli. In other words, we'll do our best to make this necessary material as fun and useful as possible so that using your VU is enjoyable and even easy.
Week 4: Reading, Writing, and Rithmetic.
We'll take a look at the programs on the unit, with special attention to the word processor and calculator.
Week 5: Let's Get Connected!
One of the wonderful things about the VarioUltra is that you can connect it to multiple devices. We'll discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of doing this. Whether you want to connect to your iOS or Android, your Windows or Mac, there will be useful information to help you get and stay connected.
Week 6: Wrapping Up.
There is so much to cover, it is likely that we will need this week to finish up. While you can certainly ask questions during the seminar, this is also a time dedicated to just that.
Each lesson in the teleseminar runs for approximately 75 minutes (an hour and fifteen minutes), and the cost to enroll is $89.
If you have any questions or concerns prior to enrolling, please email: Lisa@MysticAccess.com or give her a call directly at (716) 543-3323, extension 502.