Announcing the My Blind Spot – QuickBooks Training Program
Are you a small business owner, or an individual with a
degree or experience in accounting or bookkeeping who needs to learn how to use
QuickBooks Desktop Pro for Windows with JAWS? Are you also a resident of New York or New Jersey?
If so, the My Blind Spot QuickBooks Training Program might
be just what you are looking for.
This training program is designed to train individuals who
are blind or visually impaired how to successfully navigate the QuickBooks
desktop accounting program for Windows with JAWS. The training program has been
designed for individuals with strong screen reading skills and a proficiency
with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP. Candidates shall possess
business accounting knowledge, a degree in accounting, or have prior
professional experience as accountants or bookkeepers, who have had trouble
navigating QuickBooks since losing their eyesight. This training program is not
intended to teach accounting, rather it is designed to teach professionals how
to implement their knowledge of accounting when navigating this premiere
business software program with Jaws.
The MBS QuickBooks Training Program is currently being
offered, at no cost, to residents of New York and New Jersey exclusively. All
applications will be acknowledged, but only candidates with the small business
acumen, accounting/bookkeeping knowledge or financial management expertise will
be invited to interview with members of our team. There will be no out of
pocket costs to those candidates that qualify for and are invited to
participate in the My Blind Spot QuickBooks Training Program. Individuals who
are interested in pursuing careers in accounting or bookkeeping but do not
possess the skill set necessary to be selected at this juncture, are encouraged
to investigate course offerings available through Hadley Institute for the
Blind or through the various state Commissions for the Blind.
The MBS QuickBooks Training Program has been made possible
through generous funds provided by the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation, the
Kessler Foundation, the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, the New York Community
Trust Foundation and The Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.
interested in being considered for participation in the My Blind Spot – QuickBooks
Training Program must complete the QuickBooks Training Application.
This first video, with a mini-documentary feel, served as the cherry
on the sundae that convinced Intuit to work with My Blind Spot on making
QuickBooks for Windows accessible and usable for the first time in decades.
These next 2 videos are examples of our 60+ Self-Paced
Virtual Lessons that walk consumers, step by step, through the check writing
process. It mirrors the instructions included in our MBS User’s Guide, both of
which were developed and drafted by people who happen to be blind and built
upon 20 years of source documentation used when training sighted consumers.
My Blind Spot Promotional Video