Computer Learning for Ages 40+
Since October 2006 the Eugenides Foundation Library, in collaboration with ECDL Hellas, offers its members the «Computer Learning for Ages 40+» programme. The programme is intended for people aged 40 years and over who have little or no experience in computer use, helping them to familiarize themselves with modern computer capabilities.
In particular, they are taught the basics of handling computer files (creating, copying, transferring, deleting, renaming), simple word processing (formatting, spelling, using images) and the Internet (web, email, Skype, Facebook, etc.). The 15-hour course is provided free of charge, and participants are awarded an EqualSkills – ECDL certificate.
The programme is also available to visually impaired people, carried out in cooperation with K.E.A.T. [Centre for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind]. Note that a special screen reader is installed on computers located in the Seminar Room of the Eugenides Foundation Library; this allows visually impaired users to listen to a screen description and allows them to navigate the computer comfortably.
Additionally, another computer equipped with the appropriate software is available for visually impaired people and is connected to a scanner and a Braille printer. Finally, we remind you that guide dogs for the blind are welcome.
This programme is equally accessible and friendly to people suffering from deafness or hearing impairment. Interpretation in Greek sign language, as well as lipspeaking, may be arranged by sending a written message to 6985-903381 or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim of our Library is to contribute, as far as possible, to the elimination of technological illiteracy by encouraging people of all ages to become acquainted with computers and the use of the digital services available today. It should be noted that this programme is a continuation of the initial introductory computer course that was provided to Library members from 2004.
The need to provide such courses stemmed from the fact that a number of Library members were unable to use digital information sources or were using them, particularly the Internet, incorrectly.
It was therefore deemed beneficial to start a training process that would give members the ability to become acquainted with new information technologies and to take advantage of the multitude of information that is currently available in digital form.
These introductory-level lessons aim at providing the basic knowledge required for using computers and are held in a specially configured classroom in the Library premises.