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 6 training resources below...
Russell Holland Adirondack Accessibility
Phone:(315) 826-3929
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

Kathryn Jedynak
Phone:(585) 203-4494
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

William Lane
Phone:(315) 246-9743
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:

Eric Colomb
Phone:(518) 499-2393
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

Lucy Cox
Phone:(315) 308-1541
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

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