Assistive Technology Assessments & Training

NABA's assistive technology staff assesses the needs of the individual and recommends a computer system and software that will allow them to continue to utilize technology for work, school or home.

Training to use the adaptive software and equipment is provided. NABA specialists are available to consult with schools, businesses and organizations that may have employees or students needing assistive technology services.

Basic Computer Training

Basic computer courses cover the most common usages of a computer with assistive technology.

Assistive Technology Training

Tech training in a vast range of assistive tech software including speech, magnification and device training.

On-Site Training at School or Work

School and workplace training in the areas of speech, magnification, etc. according to the participant's needs.

The Adaptive Technology Center has the latest in adaptive devices, computer hardware and software. Technology specialists assist in selecting the equipment that will meet their individual needs and the training to manage the challenges of their visual impairment.

Our Services Include:

Analysis of computer compatibility of the technology

Setup of equipment in the home or office.

Follow-up for further refinements and specialized job related training

NABA also offers a large assortment of equipment and products including:

Electronics such as desktop/portable CCTVs, image/text-to-speech electronics, GPS, and other adaptive technologies.

For more information, please contact Kyle Frownfelter at (518) 463-1211 x228.

The Return of Free Monthly Technology Training!

Tuesday, October 18, from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
NABA, 301 Washington Ave, Albany 12206

Tech Tuesdays are making their way back to NABA as restrictions lighten up in the Capital Region. In the afternoon of the third Tuesday of every month, tech savvy staff members and volunteers will be on-hand to assist people with visual impairments to access their devices, such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones. This workshop is free of charge to those who are blind and visually impaired. Participants need to bring their own devices and passwords.

You will need to sign up ahead of time with your name, phone number, type of device, and your personal challenges ahead of time.

For more information, training registration, or volunteer inquiries, please contact Angel Brassard at (518) 463-1211 ext. 241 or by emailing Official dates will be announced on NABA’s website and on Facebook as they are scheduled.

Albany med student volunteers assisting NABA participants with phone technology

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