The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired is seeking a Access Technology Instructor to organize, plan, and deliver individualized Computer Skills and Access Technology instruction to blind, vision impaired, and deafblind students. This instruction is designed to help students achieve their optimum level of independence in personal, educational, and vocational communication.
College or university degree in education, information systems, computer science, rehabilitation, or related field or combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications relating to access technology used by individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind. High level of access technology literacy and the ability to master multiple computer applications.Knowledge of access technology software and devices.
Ability to evaluate the computer skills and access technology needs of students who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind; to formulate an instructional plan to meet each student’s needs and provide appropriate instruction; to prepare written reports on student’s progress; excellent teamwork skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated teaching ability; to teach effective strategies for accessing online academic programs; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to install, test, and configure hardware and software to facilitate operation with speech, refreshable Braille, and screen enlargement systems; and to teach the use of social media and employment related applications.
Experience teaching individuals who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind. Ability to gather data about a student’s career interest and the technology that the student would use on the job.
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