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Northeastern Univ (Master's)
As a user of adaptive technology for over 50 years and a consultant and developer, I have lots of experience helping folks use this stuff: talking computers, hand held note takers, braille devices, personal digital assistance, digital players, screen readers, as well as specialized products used in the broadcasting and recording industry. I've come up with many simple strategies for making inexpensive modifications that create accessibility where no accessibility existed. Sometimes keeping it simple is truly the best approach.
As a college teacher for over 25 years, I worked with students of all ages and backgrounds from many different countries and language skill levels. Their experiences have taught me not only how to be a better teacher, but how to be a better listener. Starting with my high school years, I began winning prizes for my outstanding writing ability and have published and co-authored a number of works through the years dealing with a variety of subjects especially focusing on the special needs of individuals with disabilities including my work as the first executive director of the mayor's office on the handicapped for the city of Boston. A special personal and professional interest of mine is the area of blindness and visual impairment.
Given the tremendous reach of the internet, and the expense of travel, I especially wish to offer my services on-line and by telephone. However, I'd like to add that my services are not limited to the special populations I've mentioned here. There are numerous areas involving language, technology, the arts, business, marketing and communications which are open for discussion.
Consider hiring someone with knowledge and the experience to back it up. If so, I'm your man. As a user of adaptive technology for over 50 years and a consultant and developer, I have lots of experience helping folks use this stuff: talking computers, hand held note takers, braille devices, personal digital assistance, digital players, screen readers, as well as specialized products
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