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Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor, Center for Assistive Technology

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Research Support Specialist

Center for Assistive Technology

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Research Foundation

Position Type
RF Clerical/Technical


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Position Summary

The Center for Assistive Technology ( CAT ) at the University at Buffalo seeks an Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor . 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, you 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.
  • Conduct on-site evaluations, installations, and training as needed.
  • Provide technical support in the use of multiple assistive technologies.
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.

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. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages .

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. 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
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Literacy in Windows, Apple, and Google operating systems, and productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to travel between assigned worksites. A valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle is required or candidate must otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years’ experience in rehabilitation and/or assistive technology settings.
  • Degree in rehabilitation, a disability-related field, education, occupational therapy, or assistive technology or equivalent work experience in the area of assistive technology for persons with disabilities at an educational or vocational setting, or assistive technology center.
  • Experience working with the following:
    • Screen reading and magnification software ( JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion, VoiceOver)
    • Alternative computer access
    • Work with alternative formats and accessible files
Physical Demands

Must be able to transport a minimum of 10 lbs to move client equipment and various assistive technology devices as needed. Must be able to position self to setup equipment at client and Center workstations.

Salary Range
$39,000 - $55,000

Additional Salary Information
The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.

Work Hours

37.5 hours per week
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Erin Brunelle

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Director, CAT Client Services

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 University at Buffalo

UB is New York’s largest public university, one of America’s leading research universities and a flagship in the SUNY system.

UB is a top 40 university in a top city in which to attend college, and with more than 1,300 acres across three unique campuses, there is always something new to explore. Regular shuttle service takes students between North Campus and South Campus, and the Downtown Campus is easily accessible by Metro Rail

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