What is the Assistive Technology Instructor Program (ATIP) ?

ATIP is a program developed by The Lighthouse to address the training needs of current or aspiring Assistive Technology Instructors. The course entails 112 hours of instruction both online and in person. Participants learn both JAWS and Zoomtext, best practices for teaching these programs and get real-world teaching experience during the last week.

The program runs from April 19th – May 14th, 2021

For a detailed schedule please contact Jlynch@tylerlighthouse.org.


Applications due: February 16th, 2021


Are there eligibility requirements?

Yes. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent,  basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, type 30+ wpm, possess strong problem solving skills, and pass the ATIP assessment.


What is the cost?

Training Fee: $3,500 per participant. Travel and accommodations are not included. ETLB has a negotiated hotel rate and will assist in all planning and logistics of travel.

NIB affiliated agencies are encouraged to apply for the Training and Compliance Grant which may cover up to 80% of the cost.

Contact bparker@nib.org for grant information.


What can participants expect to gain from the course?

Participants will gain an excellent knowledge of JAWS and Zoomtext, with teaching techniques for teaching those who are blind or visually impaired. Participants will be able to confidently configure assistive technology to meet a wide range of goals, and use a variety of help resources to maintain their skill level. They will learn how to create custom check lists for teaching students with varying goals, and gain organization tools for planning, implementing, and reporting their students’ training.

How does one apply?