Ted L. Wattenberg, Ed.S., CRC

The following educational and work achievements reflect the depth and breadth of my ability to coordinate disability support services for diverse disability populations.



Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

      Computing Technology in Education

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, FL

Research: Learnability of users of assistive technology; Assistive and Adaptive Technology.

Research and curriculum development supporting multi-modality learning styles for people with diverse disabilities. Special concentration in reading fluency curriculum for people with reading disabilities using assistive technology.

Master of Science (MS, CRC) Phi Kappa Phi

      Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling,

California State University, Sacramento

Master’s Project: Designing an accessible counseling center.

Research in the creation of an accessible community counseling center for people with diverse disabilities.

Bachelors of Science (BS), honors

        Electronics/Computer Technology, Vocational Education

Charter Oak State College, Connecticut

Concentrated studies in assistive technology used in the areas of education and the workplace.




Adaptive Technology and Access Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, CA

2000 -2009

Counseling and Student Learning Assessment

·   Provided individual academic counseling and learning assessments for DSPS and general campus students.

·   Developed and implemented accessible online tools to survey students with disabilities used to measure student satisfaction of DSPS services and identify areas where services or processes could be improved.

·   Interviewed DSPS students on their involvement in reading fluency programs. The recorded interviews were used to recruit new students, train faculty, and promote awareness of diverse learning styles.

Curriculum and Instruction

·   Developed 4 curriculum and program services for students with reading disabilities, including visual impairments, learning disabilities, and other cognitive processing problems helping over 1000 students that could not read fluently to reach college level literacy levels.

·   Instructed over 1000 students with diverse disabilities and learning styles how to use assistive/adaptive technologies, including screen readers, voice recognition, learning disabilities applications, mobility aids, and other technologies.

Management, Development, and Coordination of Adaptive/Assistive and Educational Technology

·   Developed/supervised an accessible high technology program serving over 2000 college students with disabilities, including policies and procedures and philosophical guidelines. The program consisted of 1 classroom, 2 computer/learning labs, 2 alternate formatting workstations, and 1 alternate testing area.

·   Developed and maintained an award winning accessible website providing information about DSPS services.

·   Organized and facilitated funding for assistive technology San Joaquin Valley EDD and WorkNet offices to provide accessibility for clients with disabilities.

·   Provided technical assistance and consultation for Department of Rehabilitation on assistive technology client needs.

Faculty and Staff Training

·   Provided training to faculty and staff through flex day workshops, individual training, and classroom presentation.

·   Provided leadership and consultation on ADA and other accessibility issues facing the campus as a whole, including environmental demands, Internet access, and equipment purchases.

·   Worked closely with faculty from diverse disciplines to insure accessibility of coursework and the successful completion of academic work by DSPS students.


Part-Time Faculty California State University, Sacramento

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology

Sacramento,  CA

2004 - 2009

·   Instructed over 200 graduate students in the use of technology in special education and rehabilitation counseling, including current research; identification of needs by exceptional children/adults that can be met through use of microcomputers; evaluation and prescription of software, hardware and assistive devices; writing computer-assisted instructional programs to meet special needs; and educational time management.

·   Supervised graduate students in field based experience, internships, and master’s project/thesis work




Application/Field Engineer; Project Manager; Vocational Instructor

Honeywell, Inc.

Sacramento, CA

1985 - 1999

Developed hardware and software automation systems controlling industrial mechanical and building operations:

·   Managed/supervised installation and maintenance crews of over 20 people in building automation control systems at Travis Air Force Base, California State Lottery, and the David Grant Medical Center. Trained government personnel in the use and maintenance of these systems.

·   Received numerous outstanding technology awards for my ability to solve complex technical and delivery problems, project manage crews installing/maintaining complex systems, and meeting project deadlines.


◊ Community, Volunteer, and Internship Experience



Internship with Workability 1 -

San Juan Unified School District

Sacramento, CA

2000 - 2001

·     Developed curriculum and moderated a job club for 15 high school students in special education. Students developed group skills to support each other beyond employment issues into personal and family crises.

·     Development of interagency program for a Program Funding Grant proposal to support young adults with disabilities transition from school services systems to adult service systems. Agencies included the California Department of Education, San Juan Unified School District, Area Board III, California Alta Regional Center, California State University Sacramento, and the Department of Rehabilitation.   





Group Facilitator/Counselor

California State University Sacramento, College Assistance Migrant Program

Sacramento, CA

2000 - 2001

Counseled 15 college students coming from migrant worker background in understanding personal or interactive problems, defining educational/personal goals, and developing realistic action plans;





Program Developer - Research

California Center for Assistive Technology

Sacramento, CA

1999 - 2008

Facilitate board of directors and staff strategic planning for services of assistive/adaptive technology training and procurement of technology in a nine county area surrounding Sacramento, CA. Initiated and supervised graduate student’s research and master’s project on the current availability of assistive technology support.





Family Advisory Committee

Alta California Regional Center

Sacramento, CA

2007 - 2008

Developed programs and training for family members of regional center clients in the 5 county area surrounding Sacramento. The committee investigated problems of families with members that have severe disabilities and reported to the Board the needs and possible activities the Board could initiate to help solve these needs. The committee developed and implemented family advocacy training and monitored the overall satisfaction of family members before and after training sessions.




Tourette Syndrome Association of Northern California

Board of Directors - Family Program Coordinator

Sacramento, CA

1994 - 1998

·  Developed community program where over 200 families, 10 community businesses, and the Sacramento Mayor’s office participated in providing recreational activities for children with disabilities.

·  Advocated for families with disabilities to obtain services from schools, government and health organizations.

·  Counseled adults, children, and families concerning disability issues.




People Personnel Service Credential, School Counseling

State of California

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC

Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling

Adult Teaching Credentials, Computer Technology & Electronics

      Vocational Education Supervisor;  Designated Subjects Credential

California Credentialing Office

Assistive Technology Specialist

CSU, Northridge

Certified Electronic Technician

State of California




High Tech Center Training Unit, Cupertino, CA

Assistive Computer Technologies for Windows

Introduction to Alternate Media

Video Captioning Workshop

Jaws for Windows

Basics of Duxbury and Embossing- Braille

Assistive Computer Technology Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting

Designing Curriculum for Cognitive Development

Video captioning; RTC and CTC systems

Training and experience in both hardware and software necessary in the delivery of assistive technology.


I am fully qualified and experienced in working with current technology as well as in the assessment and development of new areas of educational and rehabilitation technology.

Honeywell Ambassadors Award – Honeywell, Inc.

Core Total Quality in Project Management – Honeywell

Unsung Hero - City of Sacramento Award for Citizenship

Family Advisory Committee ALTA Regional Center

Caring Hands Tutorial Project Oak Park, Sacramento

Galeria Posada Sacramento, CA

NAACP, Butte County Chico, CA

Big Brothers of Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

Chico Neighborhood Health Center

Sacramento Foster/Adoption

Training and experience in collaborative leadership with diverse groups and goals.


I am firmly committed to collaborative leadership and participatory research methods to reach specific and long-term goals.



◊ Professional and Personal References

Dr. Guy Deaner


Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Deaf Studies, CSUS


Dr. Bruce Ostertag


Accelerated College Entrance Program, CSUS


Melissa Repa, M.A.


Services to Students with Disabilities, CSUS


Lee Belarmino

Vice President

Information Services, San Joaquin Delta College


Bruce Eigbrett

DSPS Counselor

San Joaquin Delta College


Wendy Lieginger

Alternate Format Specialist

San Joaquin Delta College


Dr. Joyce Ng-Cordosi  


Department of Corrections


Janice Walth

Blind Specialist/ Visually Impaired Archer

United States Paralympic Archery Team 







I am a recognized leader in research and development of innovated approaches in the use of assistive technology in education, including reading fluency, Internet navigation, writing, and the use of tactile learning aids.


Reading Fluency Program Using Screen Reader Technology; K-12 and Adult Education, 2009

California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) 2009 Conference

Annual Conference on Assistive Technology a Person's with Disability (CSUN) – 2009 Conference

This research and resulting curriculum specifically is designed for people with print disabilities. The research explores questions concerning the impact of current brain research on reading pedagogy and the use of assistive technology.

Beyond Standards: Reaching Usability Goals Through User Participation, 2005

Accessibility and Computing, Publication of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing, No. 79, 2005, 10 – 20.

This research explores the difficulty of utilizing people with disabilities in research and other academic projects.  Without the participation of people with disabilities in the planning and implementation of projects the likelihood of their success is diminished severely.

Accessibility heuristics utilizing learnability characteristics of synthesized speech applications

Proceedings of the Seventh International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies (1st ed., pp. 1-3). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Research in the relationships of learnability to accessibility of information for people reading by listening. Legal accessibility has been defined through case study as not only access to information, but the ability of someone to understand and use the information, also. This research and resultant development of curriculum to teach someone to read fluently is important in the implementation of reaching legal accessibility levels of access to information.

AT&T Natural Voices Used With Screen Readers For Students With Learning Disabilities, 2004

Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference 2004, California State University Northridge

This research explores the learnability processes of someone learning to read utilizing screen readers and how differing voices effect intelligibility and comprehension of language with a person with a print disability.

Tactile Graphics Supporting Audio Information Depicting Visual Representations Of Windows, 2004

Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference 2004, California State University Northridge.

This study worked with people with various print disabilities, including those with visual impairments. The outcomes of the research provides a greater understanding of language development and cognitive processing of linguistic and learnability attributes necessary for a person to learn to read fluently by listening rather than visually.

Beyond legal compliance: Communities of advocacy that support accessible online learning, 2004

The Internet and Higher Education, 2 (1), 2nd Quarter 2004, 123-139.

This research identifies major flaws in solving accessibility legal requirements utilizing standard engineering and management practices that do not involve people with disabilities. The participatory action research model is used as an example of how to reach accessibility and disability related goals.

Defining Learning Outcomes for Students Using Screen Readers: Accessibility Usability Evaluations, 2004

California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) 2004 Conference

This research explored the ability to bridge current usability research models used in engineering and technology disciplines in the fields of education and social service. Usability models of evaluation are common in technology product design. Similar difficulties in evaluating user usage and learning of people with disabilities and assistive technology exist as those found in technology research. This study not only found that usability models work in areas of assistive technology research, but provided new models in caring out this research.