Mike Marotta- ATAC Program Director
Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional and the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey. Mike is the 2017 ISTE Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator. Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSUN), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches courses for Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike serves on both the CAST Accessible Educational Materials and Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) Advisory Boards. Mike is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and has presented at several national Maker events, including the Oregon Technology Access Program AT Now conference in 2019 and the AT in New Hampshire AT Maker event in 2018.
“The Force will be with you. Always.”Obi-Wan Kenobi
Naomi Leibowitz– Assistive Technology Specialist
Naomi is an Assistive Technology Specialist who has evaluated and prescribed interventions to support clients’ goals in a variety of settings community, education and employment for over 20 years. Naomi has also provided leadership to Temple University to ensure that students with a disability have full access to the university experience. Naomi has been an educator to others on AT for everyone and UDL. She has presented at various national conferences including CSUN, AT Summit and Pacific Rim on how assistive technology benefits all – not just people with disabilities. She has conceptualized and submitted grant applications to support and promote Assistive Technology initiatives that supports the whole college community not just students with disabilities. Naomi believes if you design a product that includes everyone in mind, including people with disabilities, everyone will benefit.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.12 Steps Program