Assistive Technology Instructor

Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values based organization providing optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real world application to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that can remain active, productive members of our community.
Job Summary: The role of the Assistive Technology Instructor is vital by identifying appropriate, effective tools and necessary training to make tasks accessible for Blind and Low Vision individuals. The Assistive Technology Instructor opens up opportunities by testing and configuring adaptive software for compatibility and by working with the client to develop accessible work processes and environments.

Principal Responsibilities


The Assistive Technology Instructor provides training of adaptive technologies for efficient access of print and computer data and work tasks.
  • You will be responsible for evaluation of new technologies to determine accessibility and compatibility with current hardware and software platforms providing technical training.
  • You will produce, administer and review curriculum to meet training demands as appropriate.
  • You will develop Individualized Training Plans.
  • You will educate clients to an array of adaptive tools and techniques that allow for optimal access to print media, computer data, software, etc.
  • You will communicate routinely with Division of Blind Services (DBS) counselor(s), Lighthouse
  • Case Managers and other staff as appropriate to expedite each client's movement through service delivery.
  • You will ensure maintenance of complete, accurate and timely documentation on assigned clients necessary to meet agency and contractual requirements.


  • Reflect Lighthouse Central Florida’s mission, vision, and values in daily interactions with clients, staff, and all external and internal constituencies.
  • Model and champion all organizational core values.
  • Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and team work.
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures including completion of required documentation and reports (timesheets, certificates of absence, etc.).

Service Provision:

  • Provide instruction relevant to the needs of the individual student. Produce, administer, and review curriculum to meet training demands as appropriate.
  • Conduct functional assessments to identify goals, technical skills and appropriate adaptive software needs.
  • Provide center-based, outreach and/or itinerant instructional services appropriate to the assessed needs and goals of the client.
  • Review assessment recommendations with client.

Case Management and Reporting:

  • Communicate routinely with Division of Blind Services counselor(s), Lighthouse Central Florida (LCF) case managers and other staff as appropriate to expedite each client’s movement through service delivery.
  • Ensure maintenance of complete, accurate and timely documentation on assigned clients necessary to meet agency and contractual requirements.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of program participants in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Community Education:

  • Support and assist in collaborative activities with community partners as assigned.
  • Participate in community education and public awareness activities to develop collaboration with other agencies, municipalities, civic organizations, and schools to ensure that vision rehabilitation services are recognized as an important resource to the community and known to individuals who can benefit from services.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in available continuing education and staff development opportunities.
  • Participate in general agency development activities and events as appropriate and necessary.
  • Participate in agency and department meetings to ensure communication and team work.
  • Participate as a member of the Rehabilitation Services team and support all aspects of Lighthouse Central Florida’s services.
  • Participate in and support the values and mission of Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
License and/or Certification: Current certification or actively pursuing one of the following:
  • DBS Access Technology Endorsement Certificate
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience teaching Assistive Technology or using Assistive Technology in an environment working with persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:
  • Possess excellent skills in the use of assistive technology including speech and magnification software
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet
  • Possess an ability to utilize the database for client demographics, documentation and agency reports
  • Professional maturity, judgment and objectivity
  • Capable of working with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Possess effective organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, business professionals, civic organizations, and the general public
  • Ability to work as an effective member of the team
  • Ability to project a positive, compassionate image to the public
  • Ability to cope with and support change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to move about independently
  • Moderate ability to move and lift items usually ranging up to 25 lbs.
  • Prolonged standing upon occasion
  • Prolonged sitting at work station
  • General good health and energetic
  • Pass Level II background checks
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the United States
If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact Human Resources via phone at 407-898-2483.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.