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Job ID: 126510

Assistive Technology Trainer
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Assistive Technology Trainer
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Center for Assistive Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services
    Student Services

Position Summary
As an Assistant Technology Trainer, you will provide training to individuals with vision impairments using Windows and Apple Operating systems (including MS Office, Internet browsers, antivirus and job tasks specific to the individual). You must have knowledge of multiple assistive hardware and software which may include, but not limited to screen reading, magnification software, portable note taking devices, refreshable braille displays and braille embossers, braille translators, scanning software and e-Book readers as well as any computer hardware such a printers, scanners, embossers and external drives.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree
  • Computer literacy in Windows and Apple Operating systems
  • Experience with assistive hardware and software

A combination of education and experience or relevant military training may be considered in lieu of an Associate Degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in rehabilitation, a disability-related field, or in the field of education or assistive technology or equivalent work experience in the area of assistive technology for persons with vision impairments at a school, rehab or work training setting or assistive technology center
  • Braille literacy and application of braille in use of various note taking devices
  • Proficiency in use of current and new computer hardware, software and assistive software
  • Screen reading and magnification software (JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion, Voiceover)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with all age groups and cultures

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