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Occupational Therapist/Assistive Technology Evaluator Instructor
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2020
Title Occupational Therapist/Assistive Technology Evaluator Instructor
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
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Occupational Therapy

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) explores the functional utility of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services in support of persons with disabilities. Our client service programs deliver assessment, training, demonstration, and loan services to facilitate computer and environmental access in the context of school, work and independent living goals. Activities integrate multiple disciplines and span economic sectors to improve the quality of life for persons with any level of impairment, across all ages and within any environment.

For this position, employee will provide assistive technology evaluations and trainings for children and adults with disabilities including those who are blind, have vision impairments, mobility impairments, cognitive impairments, and other types of disabilities. Training is provided in the use of a wide range of assistive technologies that include screen reading and magnification software, text to speech, speech recognition, notetaking devices, organization and time management devices, scanning and materials accessibility, scanning devices and use of switches. Conduct on-site evaluations and training as needed. Provide tech support in the use of multiple assistive technologies.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this position may be required to work from an alternate location such as a home office until such restrictions are revised or lifted. During Covid, trainings have taken place via Zoom, Webex, or JAWS Tandem to accommodate clients that are approved by our contracts and sponsors for off site evaluations.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our… packages.

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 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.

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