Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

Assistive Technology Training Resources

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There are 7 training resources listed.

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