As a Community Access Youth Intern for the Manitoba E Association , I worked 2 terms January to March 2005 and September to December 2005. In my first term I worked with clients at 2 locations and helped them with their computer skills. The first set of clients which I worked with 60% of the time were seniors at the Good Neighbour Seniors Centre.. In this capacity I introduced them to an adaptive software package called Web 4 - All which consisted of a program called Opera which made print appear large, an E Reader which read out text on the web and in email , an Program reader which read out text in Microsoft Office Documents and an adaptive mouse called a Kensington ,mouse which allowed persons with limited hand movement to access a computer. I also conducted computer training sessions in which I taught basic computer skills and introduced seniors to the Internet. The second set of clients I worked with were participants at the Elmwood Community Resource Centre. Here I conducted the same computer training sessions and assisted persons using the computer. Another duty I had was to help youth with basic job searching and resume composition skills. In addition I also researched and compiled manuals of resources for newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities , seniors and youth.
In my second term I was station entirely at the Elmwood Community Resource Centre. Here I helped clients in accessing and utlizing the public access computers. I also assisted the program managers in the program. I helped youth search for work via the internet , develop cover letters and resumes. I also taught them about calling cards and assisted them in creating their own unique ones. In addition to this I worked with other youth across Canada who were Community Access Program Youth Interns in finding resources and program ideas through a chat function and common community board avaliable through our program.