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About Bri the Tech Guy

First, this is me as I appear IRL (In Real Life): 

Bri the Tech Guy in real life
My background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1984
  • 12 years of experience in the IT industry - programmer, analyst,  database administrator, system administrator, & more
  • 1997 - Burn Out!!  and time for a change.  Back to graduate school for a Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), James Madison University, 2000
  • 2 years as Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist in New York State at a school for special needs children
  • 6 years as Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in a brain injury services program.   AT was a major tool in the program
  • 2008 - Burn Out!!  and time for a change.  Opened wysiwyg craft + art with two local artists and started Bri the Tech Guy at the same time.  I loved the creative energy that came from working with the fine craftspeople and artists from the Shenandoah Valley until wysiwyg closed in March 2013.
  • 2010-2011  - Got "back in the saddle" with both AT and SLP at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, principally working with students with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities
  • I am a tutor in the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired Technology Tutor Network.  I work with clients who have low vision or are blind who wish to use computers with assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice activation, etc.
  • I am a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Virginia.  I can be of assistance to those who are having difficulty with any sort of assistive technology (e.g., speech-generating devices, memory aids, GPS systems, assistive software programs, etc.)  I can also give one-on-one training on how to use these technologies.
How you can reach me:
          e-mail:     phone/text:  (540) 324-5032

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