Skip to Content

AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Assistive Technology Instructor

Organization: Louisiana Association for the Blind

Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Title: Assistive Technology Instructor
Department: Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
Location: Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
Report to: Director-LVRC


Program Goals:
a. Design and implement a comprehensive AT program to educate and improve the personal and professional lives of clients with low to no vision and other disabilities.
b. Provide individual and group training, and support for faculty, staff and clients’ in the areas of access technology, alternate media, distance education, electronic information and adaptive accommodations for clients with low vision and other disabilities.
c. Design and implement lesson plans customized to meet the personal and professional goals of each client.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Instructional Responsibilities
a. Train client on common office place and technical software programs, such as MS Office and Linux.
b. Demonstrate and instruct how to integrate assistive and adaptive technologies compatible with workplace software.
c. Partner with IT to develop an access technology plan that includes installing, configuring and troubleshooting various assistive computer technologies.
d. Provide input to Workforce Development staff regarding the technical support necessary to achieve client’s employment outcomes.
e. Conduct assessments on blind and visually impaired individuals, and provide recommendations on appropriate AT software and devices.
f. Instruct consumers in the proper use, care and safe handling of equipment.
g. Other duties as assigned.

2. Documentation Responsibilities
a. Prepare and submit notes, reports, files, documents of program and data on spreadsheets.
b. Track and document progress of each AT client, including on-going support needs and AT recommendations.

3. Professional Development Responsibilities
a. Obtains and maintains appropriate professional certifications.
b. Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline specific Assistive Technologies and IT.
c. Research advancement of new access technologies that may be suitable for implementation



within LAB, LVRC and workforce clients, as it applies to the needs of students with disabilities.

4. Advocacy
Support agency outreach efforts by providing AT demonstrations, lectures and educational activities within the community.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
a. CATIS certification or willingness to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
b. Detailed knowledge of multiple smartphone, tablet, and other technology device platforms.
c. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
d. Strong knowledge in JAWS, ZoomText Fusion, and other assistive technology software.
e. Knowledge of Google apps (drive, docs, sheets)-preferred
f. Ability to work with people who are blind and/or disabled.


Qualifications:
a. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field.
b. Preference given to those qualified individuals who are visually impaired.
c. Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
d. Strong attention to detail.
e. Works effectively with minimal supervision, and is a team player.
f. Ability to work with confidential information both verbally and written.

Contact: Mindy Brown

Phone: (318) 698-2300 ext. 106

Fax: (318) 698-2304

Email: mbrown@lablind.com

Join Our Mission

Help us expand our resources for people with vision loss.