Computer Skills

Slide1One skill that I emphasize in job advertisement and interviews is computer competency. I want my readers to be able to convert documents, enter and organize data, build charts and graphs, perform searches and locate scientific articles, etc. without needing my constant supervision.

Once at the University of Florida, the disabilities office hired me a reader who didn’t know how to use a web browser. On her first day on the job, I asked her to open Safari and perform a search. When she asked me how to do that, I realized she was not suited for the job. This was also the day that I decided I needed to begin conducting my own reader interviews.

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