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Teaching Assistive Computer Technology

The Health and Wellness Computer Learning Lab is a Registered Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) vendor. Contact Ken Childs, (425) 286-1038, or kenc@mynorthshore.org for details and pricing.

OUR HISTORY: The Health & Wellness Computer Learning Lab, an integral part of Northshore Senior Center, formed in 2005 by a partnership between the Northshore Senior Center and Disability Resources Center of Everett. This pairing became the PCA (Partnership for Computer Access). These partners matured and separated into public/private entities, working today as seperate parts of the disabilities training community.

We are a northwest source for Assistive Computer Technology Training, and a TECH CENTER, providing Computer Repair Services ranging from security checks to diagnostic investigation and rebuilds.  Open 9 AM to 2 PM.  Go across the connector Skybridge and down 1 floor inside the Health & Wellness building.

We specialize in personalized instruction.  Enjoy "Yes You Can", 1-on-1, computer instruction to make you a wiser, faster, more efficient computer user. Have a malfunctioning computer? Talk to our TECH SERVICE people. Instructors will get you started, and then support you. 

Here is a recent “Bothell Reporter” interview of Joe Meyer, our Dragon Naturally Speaking Instructor.  Joe provides training in Dragon NaturallySpeaking and other speech/voice recognition programs such as Windows Vista and Macspeech Dictate.  We currently serve DVR clients throughout Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, Puget Sound, and western Washington state.  We work with anyone wishing to learn speech recognition software.

What You Can Do With Dragon - A Perspective

In the Health & Wellness Computer Learning Lab, we teach assorted computer technologies relevant to students with disabilities. Below are some of the software used to enable the physically disabled to access the Online world:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking - the Premiere Voice Recognition Software

JAWS Software for the Blind, with Braille capabilities

Kurzweil 3000 for Reading Disabilities

ZoomText for Character Enlargement and Read-Back Capabilities

We can use specialized hardware (ex: HiViz and Programmable Keyboards, Rollarball Mice, a new CCTV Video Magnifier that enables seniors with Macular Degeneration to maintain their independence. We use a 1-on-1 training style, in our fully ADA accessible lab to reach out to citizens in northern King and southern Snohomish Counties.