Donka offers a robust selection of services spanning every aspect of assistive technology (AT). Services include: individualized computer training with assistive technology, mobile services to train your students, staff, or faculty about assistive technology all on-site, or to teach future special educators from local universities about assistive technology through the train-the-trainer program.
Donka is the only organization in our service area – DuPage and Kane County – to offer this type of training via a low student-teacher ratio (1:1 or 2:1) using a curriculum that is customized for each student.
Lab Training in Wheaton or Aurora
Donka has two physical locations for training students, the main lab in Wheaton and a satellite in Aurora. Each site is wheel chair accessible and with current computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, and assistive technology to meet students with even the most severe physical or visual disability.
Donka can provide online training for students with transportation barriers.
Donka offers Basic to Advanced computer skills training based on each student’s goals.
Our student-driven computer training is intensive and individualized. We focus our instruction on commonly used business applications, training and skills involving:
- Microsoft Office; students can learn skills for MOS Certification
- Word Processing
- Spreadsheet and data entry
- Classes on how to use touch-technology that is used on iPads and other tablets
- On-site employer software reviews to ensure student access
- Portable on-the-job software
The focus of our training is on using Microsoft products, such as Word, Excel, and Access in conjunction with any required needed assistive technology. Students learn while working either one-on-one or two-on-two through realistic business scenarios including working on deadline-driven assignments that teach accountability to students.
Students can learn through a variety of instructional formats, at their own pace and ability level.
We use an easy-to-follow textbook with CD-ROM tutorials for review. Aside from following textbook instruction, students learn independent skills such as creating a budget, data entry, how to send, receive and access email, and how to use the internet for research.
After completing the Donka training program, students will be able to:
- Operate and manage computer equipment and assistive devices
- Use Windows to run programs, manage files, toggle between programs, and get help
- Write letters, create reports, copy and delete files, produce form letters, mail merge lists and labels
- Create a database, add data, search for information, create forms, create labels and merge mail lists
- Demonstrate an understanding of spreadsheets, set up a variety of spreadsheets utilizing functions of the program
- Use a web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) to conduct research in specific areas of interest
- Use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive e-mail
Job Readiness Training
Donka offers college to career assistance for students and graduates. With guidance from a certified vocational counselor individuals can:
- Write a winning resume
- Use career-specific applications (Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn) to search for jobs
- Complete an online job application
- Learn interview techniques
- Communicate with success in the workplace
- Navigate a college’s website and explore academic programs and degree options
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400 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Donka, Inc. is approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Donka, Inc. is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body.
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