Adrian Gonzalez, Inst. Assistant, Assistive Technology
Contact/Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
Demonstrates usage of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Technology for DSPS, Textbook conversion to any format such as MP3, Kurzweil 3000, Large print, Daisy. I work closely with DSP&S counselors and helping with appropriate accommodations. I am bilingual in Spanish and American Sign Language. I provide placement testing for discovering academic skills level. I assist students with the financial aid application process. I provide consultation to campus administrators for related assistive technology accommodations.
I received certification as an Assistive Technologist from Cal State Northridge University. My present position is working at Los Angeles Mission College as an Instructional Assistant/Assistive Technologist. I regularly attend conferences and workshops facilitated by the State Chancellor’s Office of High Tech Training Center Unit in Cupertino, CA. I also attend CAPED conventions annually. In addition, I have recently been appointed to the Executive Board of the California Association of Post Secondary Education on Disability CAPED as their Historian. I have also been appointed to the ADA Advisory Committee for the LACCD.
Every semester I coordinate local High School visits to LAMC for a DSP&S orientation and invite various disciplines. I coordinate opportunities for college departments to showcase their courses as well as a campus tour for recruitment purposes. I provide campus-wide awareness of ADA Accessible Document Training. I coordinate tutoring orientation for the campus library tutoring programs. I regularly assist Dr. Larry Resendez with on-going programs and projects for DSPS students. I have been appointed to the following committees: Distance Education Committee and the ADA Advisory Committee. I am especially proud of the amazing opportunity of implementing and coordinating an annual LACCD Disability Summit since October 2015 for over 350 district wide attendees.