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 8 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

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