AMAC is the one organization
integrating a full range of
technology and services into
easy, timely, cost-effective
accessibility solutions that
really work.

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Meet the AMAC Accessibility Movers and Changers

Joy Kniskern

Joy Kniskern

Technology Initiatives Strategist

Joy Elizabeth Kniskern, M.Ed., CRC Ms. Kniskern has over 36 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation and in launching technology-related initiatives. Though she officially retired in 2014, Joy continues to assist AMAC on a limited basis as the Technology Initiatives Strategist. She served as a Director of Assistive Technology Services with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program. In this capacity, she led the development of the agency's rehabilitation engineering program and secured and managed federal grants of over 13 million dollars over a 20 year period to develop the Georgia Assistive Technology Act - Tools for Life, the Alternative Finance Program - the Center for Financial Independence and Innovation, and the Pass It On Center, a national technical assistance center to support the development of safe, effective and appropriate reutilization of assistive technology. Prior to joining the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation program in 1988, she launched and operated a highly successful computer programmer training school for vocational rehabilitation clients at Georgia Tech under the auspices of Goodwill Industries. She currently serves as the Assistive Technology Initiatives Principal Investigator at AMAC, Enterprise Innovation Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has spoken at many national and state assistive technology conferences and has published in the areas of assistive technology and assistive technology reutilization. She has specific skills in training and technical assistance, strategic business planning, assistive technology and disability sensitivity issues, and in capacity-building. She has written and secured many national and state public and private grants to support the launching of new efforts. She has launched one non-profit organization and has worked with many others in a variety of areas concerning strategic planning and capacity-building. In her spare time, she loves bicycling, gardening, reading, walking her chocolate lab, Moose, cooking and having fun with friends. She is a certified scuba diver and likes to dive and snow ski.