Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

Assistive Technology Training Resources

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There is a total of 52 training resources below...
Albany
Chris Chaffin
Phone:(518) 561-0100 ext 245
EMail: cchaffin@twcny.rr.com
Regions Covered:Clinton County
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, some Zoomtext, Open Book, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Victor Reader Stream, PACmate
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Experience: 7 Years Training in Adaptive Technology
Days of availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. , Weekends 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Albany
John Farina
Phone:(518) 669-9530
EMail: farina1952@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Albany County
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Open Book, Kurzweil, Text Cloner Pro, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet,Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream
Educational Background: Bachelor's in Sociology, Master's degree in Social Work
Certificates: JAWS Scripting
Experience: 12 Years Training on Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Albany
Eric Colomb
Phone:(518) 499-2393
EMail: eric.colomb@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washinton Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Some Zoomtext, Some Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Windows, Microsoft Word, Some Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Audio Editing Software, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Olympus DS Recorders
Educational Background: College Credits in Computer Science
Experience: 12 Years of Experience in Assistive Technology Repair and Training
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Weekends As Needed
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Albany
Russell Holland Adirondack Accessibility
Phone:(315) 826-3929
EMail: russholland@adkaccess.org
Regions Covered:Upstate New York to Albany
Technology Knowledge: Zoomtext, Magic, CCTVs, Open Book, Windows, Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
Educational Background: M.Ed.
Certificates: NYS Special Education Teacher
Experience: 30 Years training Assistive technology to people with a broad range of disabilities
Days of availability: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's home, work, school

Albany
Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA)
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 301 Washington Ave.
Albany , NY 12206
Phone:(518) 463-1211
Regions Covered:Albany, Columbia, Eastern Montgomery, Fulton, Greene, Northern Dutchess, Putnam, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Southern Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren and Washington Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, System Access, Zoomtext, Magic, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, Text Cloner Pro, Antivirus Applications, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, CCTVs
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: NABA Training Center

Albany
Norman L. Karp, Sights Unseen
Phone:(518) 354-0198
EMail: info@sights-unseen.com or nkarp@roadrunner.com
Regions Covered:Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. But willing to travel.
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Microsoft Office, Narrator and Apple products- iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac's and Voiceover
Certificates: JAWS Certification
Experience: 12 years working with JAWS and Microsoft applications, 3 years using Apple products and applications
Days of availability: Evenings and weekends, but flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's home or remote location

Albany
Kenneth Jones - Microsavvy, Inc.
Phone:(518) 330-8926
EMail: ken.jones@microsavvy.net
Regions Covered:Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie and Southern Saratoga Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, System Access, Zoomtext, Magic, Windows, Mac, iOS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, Text Cloner Pro, Antivirus Applications, Some Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, CCTVs, Some Social Media, Web Development
Educational Background: Computer Science, Web Development
Days of availability: Mon-Fri 5:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M., Sat 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sun 2:00 P.M-5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's home, work, school

Buffalo
Jennifer Mohr
Phone:(585) 208-7115
EMail: jennmohr2@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, North Country
Technology Knowledge: iOS with VoiceOver and Zoom, Macintosh including Voiceover, Zoom, and ZoomText, Windows with Window-Eyes, ZoomText, Magic, and JAWS, Duxbury, Braille Embossers, Braille Note Takers, Braille Displays, SuperNova, Read & Write Gold, Kurzweil, OpenBook, numerous stand alone devices including Eye Pal, Blaze ET and EZ, OrCam, Victor Reader Stream
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree in History
Certificates: Communicative Disorders: DeafBlind
Experience: 15 years working with assistive technology on work and educational systems, recreational and personal use
Days of availability: Weekdays, weekends and evenings
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place:

Buffalo
Christopher Frank
Phone:(716) 512-5862
EMail: ChristopherFrankMSL@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Monroe and Wayne county
Technology Knowledge: Screen Enlargement Software, Typing, MS Office, Trouble-shooting
Educational Background: Masters of Strategic Leadership
Certificates: Supported Employment
Experience: Eight years providing Assistive Technology services at ABVI
Days of availability: Weekday evenings and weekends
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: individual's home or local library

Buffalo
Ann K. Parsons
Phone:(585) 244-0477
EMail: akp@portaltutoring.info
Regions Covered:Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Ontario, Chemung and Onondaga Counties.
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, System Access, Open Book, Kurzweil 1000, Docuscan Plus, Windows XP, Windows7, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Outlook, Internet, Basic HTML, BrailleNote and other note takers, Victor Reader Stream, Victor Reader Stratus, NLS Digital Talking Book Machine and other DAISY players
Educational Background: B.A. English Education, M.S. Guidance And Personnel, 30 hours post graduate - Teaching people who are Blind and Visually Impaired.
Certificates: Train The Trainer Certificate, Provisional Certificate - Special Education - Teaching Those who are blind and visually impaired, Certificate - English Education.
Experience: Assistive Technology trainer - 9 years, Assistive Technology Trainer - ABVI-Goodwill 6 months, Currently self business owner.
Days of availability: Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Buffalo
Chris Grabowski, Mystic Access
Phone:(716) 543-3323
EMail: cgrabowski73@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Erie County
Technology Knowledge: Windows screen readers such as Window-eyes, Supernova and NVDA, VoiceOver on the iPad, iPhone and Talkback on Android Devices, notetakers, GPS from Sendero, DAISY book players, Victor Reader Stream, Book Sense, Book port, Plextalk
Experience: 25 years of assistive technology support and training
Days of availability: negotiable
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or virtually

Buffalo
Kathryn Jedynak
Phone:(585) 203-4494
EMail: kjedynak@exartim.com
Regions Covered:Syracuse and Rochester
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, System Access, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows 95 to Windows 7, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Information Systems
Experience: Assistive Technology Trainer
Days of availability: Monday, Wednesday-Daytime; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - After 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Remotely

Buffalo
Garry Lum
Phone:(716) 381-8378 Cell: (716) 888-0336
EMail: garrylum1@verizon.net
Regions Covered:Buffalo
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, scanning software, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, CCTVs
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Graduate Credits in Health Care and Public Administration
Experience: Previous Business Owner - Configured Computer Systems with Assistive Technology and Has Been Training Assistive Technology For The Past 16 Years
Days of availability: Monday-Friday after 4:00 P.M.,Weekends Anytime
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Buffalo
Todd Paul
Phone:(716)675-8566 Cell: (716)574-8869
EMail: tpaul57@verizon.net
Regions Covered:Buffalo
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Open Book, Windows, Microsoft Office, Braille & Speak, Scanners, CCTVs, Victor Reader Stream, Digital Recorders
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Special Education and Teaching of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Master's Degree - Liberal Studies, Focus On People With Disabilities
Certificates: Teaching Certification in Special Education - Teaching the Blind and Visually Impaired, Certification in Assistive Technology
Experience: Previously Employed at the Olmstead Center, Currently Assistive Technology Trainer.
Days of availability: Fall thru Spring: Monday-Friday After 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Buffalo
Stacey Thompson
Phone:(585)343-6580
EMail: sthompson003@rochester.rr.com
Regions Covered:Rochester and Buffalo
Technology Knowledge: Adaptive Technology, JAWS, Zoomtext
Educational Background: BS Business Administration - Rochester Institute of Technology
Experience: 30 Years Computer - 10 Years training in Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Monday-Friday Evenings, Weekends All Day
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumers Home

Buffalo
Center for Assistive Technology
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 3108 Main St.
Buffalo , NY 14214
Phone:(716) 836-1168
Regions Covered:Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Hal, Lunar, Zoomtext, Magic, Supernova, Dragon Naturally Speaking, J-Say, Magni Talk, Windows, Microsoft Office, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, ABBYY Fine Reader, CCTVS, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Victor Reader Classmate, PlexTalk, Refreshable Braille devices, GPS, Word prediction, audio scanning with switch access, Caketalk, Limealoud, alternate keyboards and pointing devices, IOS devices with assistive hardware and software, Apple OS 10.8, Zoomtext for Mac, Dragon Dictate, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays; various apps including Learning Ally, Read2Go, iBooks, AccessNote Notetaker
Days of availability: Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Center for Assistive Technology Training Center

Buffalo
ABVI-Goodwill
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 422 South Clinton Ave.
Rochester , NY 14260
Phone:(585) 232-1111
Regions Covered:Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties
Technology Knowledge: IOS devices, Apple products, JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Dragon Naturally Speaking, J-Say, Windows, Microsoft Office, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, antivirus applications, Braille displays, note takers, CCTVs, Victor Reader Stream
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: ABVI-Goodwill Training Center

Buffalo
Linda Marotta-Moore
Phone:(716) 870-1436
EMail: lmarotta4@verizon.net
Regions Covered:Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Monroe
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Scanning Software, MS Office, Internet, Braille Displays, CCTVs, Note Takers
Educational Background: Certified Technical Trainer; New York State Proprietary Business School Teacher
Experience: Assistive Technology Instructor, Microsoft Office Instructor - Olmsted Center for Sight, Lead Instructor and Training Manager - COMPUSA
Days of availability: Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

Hempstead
Ray Fernandez
Phone:
EMail: rayfernandez417@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Some Super Nova, Open book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Note Takers, Victor, Reader Stream, Plex Talk Pocket
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Information Systems
Certificates: Microsoft A+ Certification
Experience: 17 Years - Helen Keller Services for the Blind - Assistive Technology Specialist
Days of availability: By Appointment
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

Hempstead
Raymond Ciafardini
Phone:(631)513-9164
EMail: rnrnever4gets@optonline.net
Regions Covered:Suffolk County
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Windows, Microsoft Office, CCTVs, PACmate
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Communications
Certificates: Certificate in Human Resource Management, Certificate in Magic and JAWS
Experience: 2 years Training in Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Monday - Friday Evenings, Flexible on Weekends
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Hempstead
Carlos Herrera - Access Technology Services
Phone:(516) 991-8892
EMail: askcarlos@aol.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, CCTVs, Victor Reader Stream, Software Installation and Computer Trouble Shooting
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Sociology
Experience: 20 Years Experience in Assistive Technology and Training
Days of availability: Monday - Sunday - Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Hempstead
David Jackson
Phone:(631) 969-3411
EMail: davidbrianjackson@juno.com
Regions Covered:Suffolk and Nassau Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, Victor Reader Stream, Note Takers, CCTVs, WYNN Scanning Software
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Music; Master's Degree - Arts; Masters Degree - Library Science
Certificates: Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Experience: 20 Years Training in Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Hempstead
Horace Smith
Phone:(917) 295-8155
EMail: yardyman41@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows XP, Vista, 7, Microsoft Office 97, 2003, 2007, 2010, CCTVs, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Braille Translation Software and Braille Printers
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
Certificates: Computer Electronics
Experience: 12 Years - Helen Keller Services for the Blind (Currently) - Assistive Technology Training
Days of availability: Monday - Friday After 4:00 P.M. Weekends 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Hempstead
Jerry Randell
Phone:(718) 740-0798
EMail: jerry.randell@gmail.com
Regions Covered:New York City and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Dolphin Products, Microsoft Office Applications, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS Scripting
Educational Background: BS - Computer Science
Experience: 15 Years Teaching Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Monday - Friday
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

Hempstead
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 1 Helen Keller Way
Hempstead , NY 11550
Phone:(516) 485-1234
Regions Covered:Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, Antivirus Applications, CCTVs, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Helen Keller Services for the Blind Training Center

New York City
Ray Fernandez
Phone:
EMail: rayfernandez417@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Some Super Nova, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Plex Talk Pocket
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Information Systems
Certificates: Microsoft A+ Certification
Experience: 17 Years - Helen Keller Services for the Blind - Assistive Technology Specialist
Days of availability: By Appointment
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

New York City
Nellie Melendes
Phone:(212) 866-4518
EMail: namelco@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:White Plains, Manhattan, Bronx and Queens
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Email, Internet, Victor Reader Stream
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
Experience: 10 Years - Lighthouse International - Assistive Technology Specialist; 9 Years - Hunter College - People With Disabilities
Days of availability: Monday - Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Fred Quick
Phone:(917) 991-2518
EMail: quick@samobile.net
Regions Covered:Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, Victor Reader Stream, Note Takers
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Social Work
Experience: 10 Years - Lighthouse International - Assistive Technology Specialist
Days of availability: Weeknights After 5:00 P.M. Weekends 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

New York City
Horace Smith
Phone:(917) 295-8155
EMail: yardyman41@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows XP, Vista, 7, Microsoft Office 97, 2003, 2007, 2010, CCTVs, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Braille Translation Software and Braille Printers
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
Certificates: Computer Electronics
Experience: 12 Years - Helen Keller Services for the Blind (Currently) - Assistive Technology Training
Days of availability: Monday - Friday After 4:00 P.M. Weekends 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
James Kozack
Phone:(718) 951-5000 Ext. 296
EMail: jkozack@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Internet
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Psychology, Master's Degree - Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Certificates: Computer Languages
Experience: 25 Years Training in Assistive Technology
Days of availability: Weeknights 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Weekends 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Carlos Herrera - Access Technology Services
Phone:(516)991-8892
EMail: askcarlos@aol.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, CCTVs, Victor Reader Stream, Software Installation and Computer Trouble Shooting
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Sociology
Experience: 20 Years - Assistive Technology and Training
Days of availability: Monday - Sunday - Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Jewish Guild Healthcare, Vision + Health
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 15 West 65th St. C Level
New York , NY 10023
Phone:(212)769-6200
Regions Covered:Nassau and Westchester Counties; Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: APPLE including iOS devices iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows through Windows 8, Office through Office 2010, Word Perfect, Email, Internet, Zoomtext, Magic, Supernova Access Suite, Zoom, Windows built in accessibility Magnification and narrator, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, JaySay, Window-Eyes, NVDA, SaToGo, Kurzweil, OpenBook, CCTVs, Notetakers, Braille Displays, Embossers, digital Recorders.
Days of availability: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Evenings and Saturdays as needed
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Jewish Guild Healthcare training center

New York City
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 57 Willoughby St.
Brooklyn , NY 11201
Phone:(718)522-2122
Regions Covered:Suffolk and Nassau Counties; Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Email, Internet, Open Book, Kurzweil, Antivirus Applications, Braille Translation Software, CCTVs, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Plex Talk
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place:

New York City
Mike Golfo
Phone:(914) 332-0662
EMail: mssg74@optonline.net
Regions Covered:Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties; Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet
Educational Background: Bachelors Degree - Public Administration; Currently working on MPA in Health Services Management
Experience: 5 Years - Assistive Technology Training; Builds Web Sites
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Weekends after 12:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Jerry Randell
Phone:(718) 740-0798
EMail: jerry.randell@gmail.com
Regions Covered:New York City and Long Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Dolphin Products, Microsoft Office Applications, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS Scripting
Educational Background: BS - Computer Science
Experience: 15 Years - Assistive Technology Training
Days of availability: Monday - Friday
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home or Work

New York City
Lynne Tatum
Phone:917 330-7159
EMail: techlynne46@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, System Access, NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), Kurzweil, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Email, Internet, portable book readers, iDevices and Skype
Certificates: Certification in Microsoft Word
Experience: Over 16 years training assistive technology
Days of availability: Friday and Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Nicholas Francis
Phone:(347) 612-6040
EMail: nicholasfrancis@live.com
Regions Covered:Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, Bronx
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 3000, 1000, All Microsoft Operating Systems, Computer and printer Repair Service
Educational Background: MS Information Systems
Experience: Eight Years Computer Repairs and Assistive Technology Specialist
Days of availability: Mondays and Fridays 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

New York City
Computer Center For Visually Impaired People
Address: One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington at 24th St)
New York , NY 10010
Phone:(646) 312-1000
EMail: Judith.gerber@baruch.cuny.edu
Regions Covered:NY Metro area for in class, statewide by phone when appropriate.
Technology Knowledge: Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), Mac OSX, Apple IOS; Screen Readers: JAWS,, Window-Eyes, NVDA, and System Access; Screen Magnification: MAGic, ZoomText, and System Access Magnifier; Apple Products: iPad, iPhone, and iPod; OCR (Optical Character Recognition): Kurzweil 1000, SARA (Scanning and Reading Appliance), Seroteks Docu-Scan Plus; Portable DAISY Players: NLS Player, Humanwares Victor Reader Stream, HIMS BookSense, and APHs Book Port Plus; Notetakers: HIMS Voice Sense QWERT, Pac Mate, and Braille Note; Braille: Duxbury translation program, embossers including Index and those from Enabling Technologies, displays including Alva from Humanware, and Focus from Freedom Scientific; Other: Olympus Digital Voice Recorders.
Educational Background: BAs
Experience: 41 years of cumulative teaching experience
Days of availability: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): yes
Training Takes Place: Classroom or by phone, including Tandem

New York City
Myrna Votta
Phone:(347) 986-0579
EMail: myrnavotta@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, System Access, NVDA, various Braille displays, OpenBook, Kurzweil 1000, Windows, Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet, notetakers, Victor Reader Stream, Mac computer, IOS devices, and the Kindle Fire Hdx tablet
Educational Background: Bachelor�s and Master�s degrees in Music Education
Experience: Twenty years as an assistive Technology Specialist at Lighthouse International and Seven years as an Technical Support Specialist at Humanware
Days of availability: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, school, Work and remotely

New York City
Jean w Michel
Phone:(347) 528-4113
EMail: jeanwmich@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: Microsoft Windows 7 and 8, Window-eyes, Jaws, Kurzweil, MaGic, Microsoft office 2007 and 2013, internet, remote and on sight troubleshooting. Teaches in English and Haitian Creole.
Educational Background: CompTIA A+ certified, MSA with A+ & Network +
Days of availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer�s home or public library

Syracuse
Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. AVRE
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 174 Court St.
Binghamton , NY 13901
Phone:(607) 724-2428
Regions Covered:Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, Magic, Windows XP and 7, Office 2007 and 2010, Apple products, Victor Reader Stream, Pacmate, Braille Note
Days of availability: Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: AVRE Training Center

Syracuse
Lucy Cox
Phone:(315) 308-1541
EMail: Septembergirl95@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Onondaga County
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Zoomtext, HumanWare Companion Software, Open Book, Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, Internet Explorer, Skype,Duxbury Braille Translation Software, Victor Reader Stream, Pearl Camera, Braille Note Takers, Braille Embossers and Braille Displays.
Certificates: Access Technology Institute 2007
Experience: Has trained assistive technology since 1995. Has been certified to teach adaptive technology since 2007.
Days of availability: Monday - Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Syracuse
Russell Holland Adirondack Accessibility
Phone:(315) 826-3929
EMail: russholland@adkaccess.org
Regions Covered:Upstate New York to Albany
Technology Knowledge: Zoomtext, Magic, CCTVs, Open Book, Windows, Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
Educational Background: M.Ed.
Certificates: NYS Special Education Teacher
Experience: 30 Years training assistive technology to people with a broad range of disabilities
Days of availability: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

Syracuse
Kathryn Jedynak
Phone:(585) 203-4494
EMail: kjedynak@exartim.com
Regions Covered:Syracuse and Rochester
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, System Access, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows 95 to Windows 7, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox
Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems
Experience: Assistive Technology Trainer
Days of availability: Monday, Wednesday daytime, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's home or remotely

Syracuse
William Lane
Phone:(315) 246-9743
EMail: homecallcomputers@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:Cayuga, Onondaga and Seneca Counties
Technology Knowledge: Expertise in Hardware and Some Software Knowledge
Educational Background: Business Institute at Syracuse University
Certificates: Comptia A+ certified (National Standard)
Experience: 14 Years Hardware Installation
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., Saturday by Appointment
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): no
Training Takes Place:

Syracuse
Eric Colomb
Phone:(518) 499-2393
EMail: eric.colomb@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, some Zoomtext, some Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Windows, Microsoft Word, some Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet, Audio Editing Software, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, Olympus DS Recorders
Educational Background: College Credits in Computer Science
Experience: Assistive Technology Repair and Training - 12 Years
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Weekends As Needed
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

White Plains
Malek Moumani
Phone:(914) 207-1634
EMail: moumani@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:Westchester County
Technology Knowledge: Assistive Technology (Hardware and Software)
Educational Background: B. S. Computer Science and Engineering, M.Ed. Blind and Visually Impaired Students
Certificates: NYS Teacher Certificate in Computer Science, NYS Teacher Certificate in Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, ICS PC Repair Certificate
Experience: Technology Teacher (Hardware and Software)
Days of availability: Monday - Thursday After 3:45 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS):
Training Takes Place:

White Plains
Nellie Melendes
Phone:(212) 866-4518
EMail: namelco@yahoo.com
Regions Covered:White Plains, Manhattan, Bronx and Queens
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Email, Internet, Victor Reader Stream
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
Experience: 10 years - Lighthouse International - Assistive Technology Specialist; 9 Years - Hunter College - People with Disabilities
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work School

White Plains
Mike Golfo
Phone:(914) 332-0662
EMail: mssg74@optonline.net
Regions Covered:Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties; Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Window-Eyes, Open Book, Kurzweil, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email, Internet
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Public Administration; Currently working on MPA in Health Services Management
Experience: 5 Years Training in Assistive Technology; Builds Websites
Days of availability: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Weekends After 12:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

White Plains
Robert Keenan
Phone:(845) 942-8769
EMail: bobkee47@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess and Ulster Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Dolphin Products, Note Takers, Braille Translation Software, Math Braille Translation Software, Windows, Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, Victor Reader Stream, Email, Internet
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree - Political Science; Master's Degree - Special Education
Certificates: Certified K Through 8 Teacher, Certified Learning Disabilities Teacher's Consultant, Certified Teacher of the Handicapped, Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Experience: Assisted in the development of Speech and Braille Technology With TSI; Senior Adaptive Technology Specialist - Lighthouse; Currently Employed with The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Days of availability: Weeknights After 5:00 P.M. in Rockland and Westchester Counties; Weekends in Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess and Ulster Counties
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

White Plains
Thomas Whalen
Phone:(914) 373-4463
EMail: tcw888@gmail.com
Regions Covered:Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Ulster and Orange Counties
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, Zoomtext, Magic, Open Book, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, J-Say, Windows, Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010, Internet, Note Takers, Victor Reader Stream, General Software and Hardware Installation and Computer Repairs
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Certificates: Microsoft A+ Certified
Experience: 14 Years Training Assistive Technology, Computer Configurations and Installations. 15 Years Experience Working With People With Multiple Disabilities
Days of availability: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): No
Training Takes Place: Consumer's Home, Work, School

White Plains
Jewish Guild Healthcare, Vision + Health
(Assistive Technology Center)

Address: 4 Executive Plaza Suite 175
Yonkers , NY 10701
Phone:(917) 386-9118
Regions Covered:Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Technology Knowledge: APPLE including iOS devices iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows through Windows 8, Office through Office 2010, Word Perfect, Email, Internet, Zoomtext, Magic, Supernova Access Suite, Zoom, Windows built in accessibility Magnification and narrator, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, JaySay, Window-Eyes, NVDA, SaToGo, Kurzweil, OpenBook, CCTVs, Notetakers, Braille Displays, Embossers, digital Recorders.
Days of availability: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Evenings and Saturdays as needed
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Jewish Guild Healthcare training centers.