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Position: technological services specialist
Work with outside agencies, businesses and institutions
evaluate their work environments with respect to
accessibility for visually impaired employees.
Create documents for visually impaired staff in formats
are accessible by: Screen Reading software and/or
Braille Embossing software.
technology solutions to outside agencies
that would make their software applications more
compatible with assistive technology.
Troubleshoot technical problems that visually impaired
may experience when attempting to perform their
day-to-day professional responsibilities.
Serve as a resource to staff and public alike, in
to phone and email queries about assistive technology
Advise agency of the latest technology developments
discuss the impact of such on the assistive
Recommend necessary technological modifications to
computer systems, to ensure continued equipment
compatibility between specialized assistive technology applications and standard
Provide equipment demonstrations both in-house and
illustrating the special features of the various
assistive technology equipment.
Conduct periodic in-service training sessions to agency
in an effort to enhance their assistive technology
Perform technology assessments for agency's consumers who
seeking equipment adaptations to assist them in their
work and/or education environment.
Make recommendations suitable for each consumer's
situation, such that it would enable the consumer to
efficiently address his/her professional or academic
Maintain up-to-date technology resource lab and ensure
all equipment functions optimally; when necessary
resolve technical problems.
Install, setup, and configure recommended equipment
consumers on-site. Instruct consumers on proper use
of their equipment.
Utilize personal notes and summaries to create
assistive technology manuals, which serve as a
resource for agency staff, consumers, and public. Update and edit manual as new
technology developments are announced.
Graduation from an accredited college or university
with a Bachelor's degree.
Three (3) years of experience in the field of
services to blind and/or visually impaired with a minimum of two (2) years
experience in utilization and development of technical equipment for blind and
visually impaired persons or other handicapped persons.
NOTE: A Master's degree in psychology, rehabilitation
rehabilitation engineering, or related fields may be
substituted for one (1) year of the above experience.
For more information or if Interested,
Technological Services Specialist
Edwin.Montanez <at> DHS.STATE.NJ.US