Microsoft Excel 2010 Using JAWS – Part 1

JAWS is a screen-reading software.

This course is designed for individuals who will be teaching a student with a visual impairment how to use Microsoft Excel 2010 using JAWS. Participants should be experienced with the basics of Microsoft Excel and using JAWS with Microsoft products.

Learn the Basics of Excel 2010 Using JAWS

  • Use access keys
  • Create and open workbooks
  • Create, navigate, read, and modify worksheets
  • Enter and edit data in a worksheet
  • Save worksheets and workbooks

Learn Instructional Strategies

You will receive Teaching Excel 2010 Using JAWS from DeWitt & Associates. This book provides a curriculum for teaching students and includes a CD with lesson plans, exercises, quizzes, and more. You will also receive tip sheets and handouts to enhance lesson plans.

The workshop will cover lesson plans 1-11 and 19 from the curriculum "Teaching Excel 2010 Using JAWS for Windows." Part 2 of this workshop series is currently being developed and will cover the remaining lesson plans of 12-18 and 20-21.

You will be added to the MDE-LIO technology listserv after completing the workshop. As a member of the listserv, you can connect with other professionals who have completed an MDE-LIO technology workshop. Use the listserv to share ideas, ask questions, or help answer someone else’s question about assistive technology. MDE-LIO also shares helpful tips and technology news in the field of blindness.



Individuals working with students who are BVI, including:

  • Teachers and BVI teacher consultants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parents
  • College students

How Many

  • Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties: 4-8 participants
  • All other counties: 3-8 participants


Ensure the minimum number of participants.

We will schedule the workshop in your area once there is interest from the minimum number of participants. Let us know if you need help to meet the minimum.

Once the workshop is scheduled, we will list it as an event and open registration to others who are interested.

The instructional days may be scheduled back-to-back or one week apart.

  • Day 1, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Day 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


  • MDE-LIO will provide computers for participants to use


Request credits when scheduling the workshop.

  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
    • A 40-day wait period is required to schedule the workshop if SCECHs are requested
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREPs)


Teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel: $75

Parents/family and college students: $37.50