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 7 training resources below...
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
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
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.

White Plains
Solid Rock - Darius Pietrocola - Access Technology Services
Phone:(888) 774-4353
EMail: Reply@TheSolidRockinc.com
Regions Covered:Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, all of Long Island, and White Plains
Technology Knowledge: JAWS, ZoomText, Open Book, Kurzweil 1000 & 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, all apple IOS devices, Windows XP,7 & 10, Microsoft Office(Outlook, Word, Excel), Internet, CCTVs, All Portable Devices, Software and Hardware Installation, Anti-Virus and Computer Trouble Shooting
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, AAS - Programming
Experience: Over 20 years doing Assistive Technology evaluations and training
Days of availability: Monday - Friday - Flexible
Remote technical assistance (JAWS): Yes
Training Takes Place: Home, Work, School