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Assistive Technology Specialist

The Assistive Technology Specialist develops and executes training plans for visually impaired clients in the use of assistive technology devices and programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop instructional materials and lesson plans for use in teaching assistive technology devices and programs.
  • Assess individual client needs for assistive technology training at clients’ homes, job sites or a Lighthouse facility as needed.
  • Develop, in conjunction with the client (and referring agency if applicable), goals to be accomplished during training.
  • Provide instruction in computer, tablet and smartphone functions and assistive technology programs and devices such as ZoomText, JAWS, etc. as needed.
  • Assess client’s progress toward meeting his/her goals and work to overcome any obstacles to progress, coordinating with referring agencies and other staff if applicable.
  • Complete and enter into the database all reports and statistical information required by Lighthouse and funding sources such as DBS to document client progress including evaluations, goals, daily and monthly progress, prior to established deadlines.
  • Attend meetings with referring agencies to discuss progress and help the client achieve his/her vocational goals.
  • Stay current with new developments and technology in the field and recommend appropriate new developments to the manager; attend training programs relative to assistive technology as Lighthouse funds permit.
  • Assist in evaluating hardware, software and other adaptive devices donated to Lighthouse.
  • Participate in an interdisciplinary approach with other staff members to promote interest, enthusiasm, and knowledge about assistive technology.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as needed.