What’s about the hardware?
Visually impaired youth and young adults rely closely on technology for day-to-day accessibility. In this COVID-19 era, this dependency has increased exponentially. Most receive training and assistance through several institutions that provide computer and accessibility training, where visually challenged and blind students learn how to operate their Windows PC or Mac devices, browse the internet, and use other applications. However, little to no emphasis is given on teaching computer hardware. “What’s about the hardware?” The question is even untouched most of the times!
Starting next week, Learn With Amrita will begin to pivot towards incorporating lessons on hardware in their curriculum. Amrita-Seattle’s lead instructor, Mr. Pradip Chandra Sikdar, says,
“Most of us can speak or write a couple of sentences on RAM, CPU, Hard drive, etc. But we don’t have in depth knowledge on those components of our PC.
What is a motherboard and its main parts? What is PCIE bus? What is CPU? What is CPU cache? What is PSU? What is GPU? What is CPU cooler? What is the difference between air cooler and water cooler? What is the difference between SSD and HDD? Can a blind person build a PC? What kind of hardware I need to build a PC? What is over-clocking and when I need it? — These are the questions I want my students to learn to answer over the next series of online classes.”
The next series of classes will focus on the theoretical aspect of computing and hardware, which will soon be integrated with hands-on practical lessons as well, once COVID-19 restrictions lighten.
The first lesson in this series is entitled “Introduction To The Computer Hardware For The Visually Impaired” and will be held on Monday, 31st August, 2020 from 7:30 PM (Indian Standard Time).
Due to the virtual nature of our courses, we welcome registration from visually impaired and challenged youth and young adults from all over the world, who can understand Bengali. The participation is dependent on registration. There is no course fee. But the seats are limited! So, grab your seat by feeling up the form given below.
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The webinar was recorded on the request of the participants and here it is!