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Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology Service Provider

Formed in 1952, the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is a statewide non-profit organization that provides services directly to the blind and visually impaired community, as well as community education, awareness and advocacy programs.  WCBVI is seeking to hire a qualified Assistive Technology Service Provider.

This is a 32 hour/week position based at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, 754 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide vision rehabilitation services that address an individual’s visual, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial abilities related to training and integration of existing and emerging technologies.
  • Assess, set goals and teach technology-related skills to adults with vision impairments.
  • Develop on-going assistive technology training programs for small groups of adults with blindness and low vision.
  • Market assessment and training opportunities to outside groups such as vocational rehabilitation programs and senior centers.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups.
  • Participate in activities and events sponsored by the Council.
  • Provide telephone or in-person consultation to individuals for the acquisition of assistive technology devices.

Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills with
    • screen reading and/or magnification software applicable to persons who are blind or have low vision;
    • accessibility options on Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android and Kindle operating systems;
    • assistive technology devices used by adults with vision impairment to communicate, read, write, and participate in work, school, leisure and daily living activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to individualize services to persons with visual impairment through assessment, task analysis, goal setting and teaching.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills with
    • adult literacy and learning styles
    • visual techniques, non-visual techniques, and problem solving
    • locating resources
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication abilities.
  • Without bias, guides individuals to make informed decisions to select options based on abilities and goals.
    • Understands common causes and outcomes of blindness and low vision in adults.
    • Respects diversity based on income, race, ethnic group, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • Maintains confidentiality of information.

Education Requirements

Completed baccalaureate or higher degree in assistive technology, allied health, or education focus of study.

Certified in assistive technology or able to chart a reasonable path to achieve certification within 2 years of hire through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).  Other certifications will be considered, such as the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America’s Assistive Technology Professional (RESNA’s ATP), the Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge’s Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (CSUN’s ATACP), and university programs.  Preference is for preparation that focused on teaching adults and persons with blindness and visual impairments.

Occasional evening and weekend hours can be expected.  Must pass a criminal background check.

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is an equal opportunity employer and offers an attractive benefit package.  Pay is commensurate with duties and experience.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, highlighting pertinent experience and training along with a resume by August 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  Applications are to be submitted in MS Word and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..