Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

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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

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

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

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

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 WayHempstead, 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 LevelNew 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

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

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

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 175Yonkers, 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