Assistive Technology

Supporting Student Access to Education

Hello, my name is Jennifer Goodman. I am an Assistive Technology Consultant with the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES in Ithaca, NY. With the Curriculum and Support Team (CAST), we perform assistive technology evaluations, training, workshops, research, and provide support to the component school districts in the region. I have also provided training at the local, regional, and state level regarding technology supports for students with disabilities. I am also a pediatric Occupational Therapist and have worked with students with children from birth – age 21 for over 14 years.

To request an Assistive Technology Evaluation, download and complete the referral form below and return to Cheryl Button at TST BOCES. Or call Jennifer Goodman at 257-2530, ext. 5034.

Assistive Technology Brochure

Assistive Technology Evaluation or Consultation Referral

Bookshare Web Reader now available for students with organizational memberships (optimized for
Google Chrome and Safari)

Roger Ebert TED Talk discussing Assistive Technology
and AAC

AT Word Cloud

Word Clouds



ABCya! Word Clouds

 The Case Against Assistive Technology

From the Babies with iPads Blog

Becoming Han Solo

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