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Read our Tech Connections Newsletter, Spring-Summer 2014 Edition

DSS Handbook Updated

Thank you to Kathy Hoffman for leading the revision of the NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals. Originally developed in 2003, the updated version reflects the organization’s move to a statewide organization and includes a section on emerging issues. You can download it from:NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals  (A comprehensive resource guide for NYS disability service providers; Fall 2011)


The NYSDSC 2015 Spring Meeting, held June 23-25, 2015 at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, was a great success.

Annual awards were presented at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday. See the Awards Committee page for list of recipients.

The gavel was passed from outgoing President Roxanne McCarty to incoming President Paula Possenti-Perez . Recognition of Michele Fish's retirement and service to the NYSDSC as Treasurer was made. Sudi Shayesteh was recognized as the incoming secretary. Paula Perez is now President-Elect, the first CUNY President elect.

Acknowledgements to the June meeting committee members: Debbie Dimitrovski, Kristen Harte, Michele Fish, Merrill Parra, Linda Weinberg, Tamara Mariotti, George Irwin and Paula Perez, Chair of the conference committee

The following vendors presented their wares, with several sponsoring the Wine & Cheese Reception:

Bob Oyer, LLC - Platinum Sponsor

Contact:  Robert “Bob” Oyer; Email: oyer@verizon.net

Website: Oyerllc

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers - Platinum Sponsor

Contact:  Mary Brady; Email: mbrady@nhsyracuse.com

Website: New Horizons Training

Premier Literacy - Platinum Sponsor

Contact: Rhonda Glowaty; Email: info@readingmadeeasy.com

Website: Reading Made Ez

Microcomputer Learning 4 All USA - Gold Sponsor

Contact:  George  Melendy; Email: conferences@microscience.on.ca

Website: Microscience

EnableMart. Division of School Health Corp. - Bronze Sponsor

Contact: Doug Zybrands; Email: DZybrands@schoolhealth.com

Website: EnableMart

Texthelp Inc. - Bronze Sponsor

Contact: Jeffery Greaves; Email: j.greaves@texthelp.com

Website: Texthelp

buildPathways (unable to attend)

Contact: Koby Brandstein, Erin Breh; email: kabrands@buildpathways.com

CTech Inc.

Contact: Jennifer Mohr; Email: Jennifer.d.Mohr@gmail.com

Website: Ctech for Low Vision Products


Contact: Josh Brewer; Email: info@interpretype.com

Website: Interpretype


Contact: Deborah Pardi; Email: Deborah.Pardi@sprint.com

Website: Sprint Relay

Vis-Ability, Inc.

Contact: Michael G. Parker; Email: access@bestweb.net

Website: Vis-Ability Inc.

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