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Kathleen Buob

Technology Trainer/Consultant
Member Type: Vendor for CA Dept of Rehab
Last Login: Oct 25, 2012
Member Since: Apr 23, 2009


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Primary Affiliation:
  • Diablo Valley College (Education, Community/Technical College, CA, United States)
Secondary Affiliations:
  • Laney College (Education, Community/Technical College, CA, United States)
  • Parents Helping Parents (Non-Profit, Public, CA, United States)
  • Department of Rehabilitation (Government, State, CA, United States)
  • AHEAD (Association on Higher Education And Disability) (Non-Profit, Public, NC, United States)
  • CAPED (California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability) (Non-Profit, Public, CA, United States)
  • Oregon-California Trails Association (Non-Profit, Public, MO, United States)
  • California State University, East Bay (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States)
  • ATHEN (Access Technology in Higher Education) (Non-Profit, Public, CO, United States)

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1400 Coleman Avenue
Suite C-13F
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

  • Academic Support Services/Accessibility (Expert)
    Knowledge and skills in training faculty on accessible technology, such as LecShare Pro & ABBYY PDF Transformer. Experience working with faculty on converting course material for access by students with disabilities. Trainer & consultant for assistive/adaptive technology, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil, JAWS, Microsoft Office, & Adobe Photoshop/Dreamweaver plus training using WordPress for content management.
  • Science and Technology/Instructional Technology (Expert)
    Adult Learning Disability Instructor with experience in instructional technology for faculty & students needing access to a variety of assistive applications. Provide workshops at various disability conferences.

Education History

  • Graduate Continuing Education Certificate-Adult Learning Disabilities Certification of Completion-Graduate Level (08/2003)
    CSU, Sacramento
  • Level 2 Teaching Credentials Graduate Level Continuing Education (05/1998)
    Santa Clara University
  • Master Degree Special Education with Emphasis in Instruction Design (05/1997)
    San Francisco State
  • Bachelor Degree Child Development with Emphasis in Special Education (05/1995)
    San Jose State University
  • Assistive Technology Certificates of Completion Continuing Education (03/1990)
    High Tech Center Training Unit
  • Associate Degree Learning Disabilities (05/1982)
    DeAnza College


  • Assistive Technology Trainer (07/1999 - Current) Buob Computer Training & Consulting (BuobCTC)
  • Web Editor (10/2010 - Current) Oregon-California Trails Association
  • Learning Disability Specialist-High Tech Center (08/2003 - 05/2009) Laney College
  • Academic Instructional Coordinator (04/2008 - 03/2009) CSU, East Bay
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Education (09/2000 - 12/2007) University of Phoenix
  • Alternate Media Specialist (08/2002 - 07/2006) Laney College
  • Learning Assisted Computer Instructor (09/1997 - 12/2002) Milpitas Adult Education
  • Basic Web Design Instructor (09/2000 - 12/2002) Santa Clara Adult Education
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Special Education (06/2002 - 08/2002) San Jose State University
  • Corporate Software Computer Trainer (03/2000 - 10/2001) Expandable Software


  • California Association of Post-Secondary Educators of Disability (CAPED)
    Access Technology Northern Chair 10/2005 - 10/2007

Teaching Experience

  • Supervise Student Teachers (Spring 2007)
    University of Phoenix - Supervise Student Teachers focused on visits to student teachers work sites to observe the student teachers as they worked.
  • CMP/540 - Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom (Winter 2006)
    University of Phoenix - Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom emphasis was learning how to use technology in the k thru 12 grade levels.
  • MAT/534 – Curriculum & Assessment: Visual & Production Arts (Spring 2005)
    University of Phoenix - Curriculum & Assessment: Visual & Production Arts that looks at how to teach this suject matter to students in the k thru 12 grade levels.
  • CUR/524 - Instructional Design (Flexnet on-line course) (Winter 2005)
    University of Phoenix - Instructional Design (Flexnet on-line course) focused on purpose of instructional design in the k thru 12 grade level.
  • Improving Learning Potential II (Fall 2004)
    Laney College - Improving Learning Potential II continued teaching learning disabled college students on how to improve their academic skills thru use of assistive technology.
  • Improving Learning Potential I (Fall 2003)
    Laney College - Improving Learning Potential I focused on learning disabled college students who were learning to use assisitve technology to enhance their academic skills.
  • MAT/517 – Survey of Special Population (Fall 2003)
    University of Phoenix - Survey of Special Popuation in the k thru 12 grade levels.
  • EDSE 241, Technology and Special Education (Summer 2002)
    San Jose State University - Learning disabilities and how technology can be adapted to assist teachers to help guide students to be successful in the classroom using specialized assistive applications.
    Course supplied hands-on use of assistive applications for the learning disability teachers in the k thru 12 grade levels to experience a variety of different applications. They put together a binder of all the different disabilties and matched up the types of assistive technology that would work with each disaibity.
  • Workabilty I/Transition Partnership Program (TPP) (Fall 1995)
    Milpitas High School - Job Development
    Job development courses in job searching for high school 11th and 12th graders. Assisted in finding students jobs at local businesses. Assisted high school students in taking courses at local Central County Occupational Center for job training.


  • Using Accessible Course Material – What is Involved?, 03/25/2010
    Presentation how important it is for faculty to have course curriculum material in alternate media formats ready before each semester/quarter for students with special needs. Discussion about use of the alt media centers on campuses to do production.
  • Alternate Media in the 21st Century, 10/12/2005
    Presentation on how Alternate Media Centers at the Community Colleges provide services to students with various disability accommodation needs. These services allow students access to instructional material on an equal basis as the non-disabled.
  • Instituting Adaptive High Technology and Alternate Media Services, 07/28/2004
    Presentation on how higher education in the community colleges are changing regarding assistive/adaptive computer technology, alternate media services and working with learning disabled students in a high tech center computer lab environment.
  • Learning Strategies and Technology for Success Of Students with Learning Disabilities, 01/31/2003
    Presentation on types of computer programs that lead to success, demonstrated methods for classroom/independent work, and discussed combined use of strategies/technology that helps advance learning and beyond. Program discussed: Kurzweil 3000.