Spring 2020 LEAP Classes

TBBC is partnering with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) on tThis is the logo for the Library Equal Access Programhe LEAP Program.  The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) provides free computer and iPad training classes at 10 public libraries across the state with the following start dates. 

  • Atlantic City Public Library 
    • iPad Beginner – March 3rd  
    • iPad Intermediate – April 14
    • Computer – May 9
  • Cherry Hill Public Library 
    • iPad Beginner – March 6
    • iPad Intermediate – April 24
    • Computer – June 5
  • East Brunswick Public Library – March 6th through June 26th
    • iPad Beginner – March 6
    • iPad Intermediate – April 24
    • Computer – June 5
  • Johnson Library (Hackensack)
    • iPad Beginner – March 6
    • iPad Intermediate – April 24
    • Computer – May 22
  • Monmouth County Library Manalapan Headquarters 
    • iPad Beginner – March 3
    • iPad Intermediate – April 14
    • Computer – May 12
  • Morristown Public Library 
    • Computer – March 4
    • iPad Beginner – April 7
    • iPad Intermediate – May 26
  • Newark Public Library 
    • iPad Beginner – April 9
    • iPad Intermediate – May 21
    • Computer – August 20 
  • Ocean County Library Toms River Branch
    • iPad Beginner – April 9 
    • iPad Intermediate – May 21 
  • South Orange Public Library 
    • iPad Beginner – April 9
    • iPad Intermediate – May 21
    • Computer – July 9 
  • Talking Book and Braille Center (Trenton) 
    • iPad Beginner – March 3
    • iPad Advanced – April 14
    • Computer – May 12

LEAP is for New Jersey residents 55 and older who have a change in vision.

The iPad and computer classes will be provided by Advancing Opportunities and will be held from March through June.  Classes will meet once a week for an hour and a half.  Here is a list of the classes offered:

iPad Class – Basics (6 weeks)

In this beginner class, you will receive an introduction to the iPad.  In addition, you will be introduced to accessibility features on the iPad, such as Zoom and VoiceOver (Apple’s built-in screen reader), to access the iPad.  iPads will be available for use in class or you may bring your own iPad or iPhone with you (the accessibility features on the iPad and the iPhone are the same).

iPad Class – Intermediate (4 weeks)

iPad experience is a prerequisite for this course.  In this intermediate class you will build on your basic iPad skills to learn more about the accessibility features and assistive apps available to you.  iPads will be available for use in class or you may bring your own iPad or iPhone.

Introduction to Computers & Accessibility (4 weeks)

This beginner class covers basic computer terminology, mouse & keyboarding skills, and computer navigation skills.  You will also receive an introduction to the software available on these computers to help you see and hear the computer.

Photo of TBBC members receiving assistive tech training on computers


To register and find the schedule for these FREE Spring 2020 LEAP classes, please call the Talking Book & Braille Center at 800-792-8322, extension 812.