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 11 training resources below...
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
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
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
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

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
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