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.

Westchester

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

Westchester

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

Westchester

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

Westchester

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

Westchester

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:

Westchester

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.

Westchester

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