Beginners Word for Adult Learning Disabilities Support Staff

Working with people with learning disabilities involves a measure of paperwork and organisation of information to people who may have literacy needs. But also the support staff who help them need basic ICT skills to enable them to perform their role. The purpose of this post is to provide useful information and activities. We are concentrating on Word to begin with

Anything underlined is a link

Word Guides

Word 2003

Word 2007

Word 2010 

Word 2013

Word 2016

Skills learnt

– open and save documents
– change font, underline,bold
– make reports using a template
– add photos , change size, wrap text around for a newsletter or poster
– use wordart for posters
– review and comment may be too advanced for some
– headers and footers
– adding page numbers
– insert bullet points and numbers
Training Exercises
Design a letterhead using images
Other than text? Symbols


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