Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and services, is excited to announce the addition of Joe Steinkamp to its enterprise sales and support team. Steinkamp joins Serotek after having worked at the ATU, (Assistive Technology Unit), in Austin Texas as an AT Consultant, and he brings extensive experience in radio broadcasting, technical support, and assistive technology training and evaluation to the team. Steinkamp is also the man behind the Ranger Station blog, providing entertaining and thought-provoking posts on assistive technology to the blind community since 2005.
“I’ve had such a varied career path, but there’s one thing which has been an integral part of every job I’ve ever done.”, said Steinkamp. “I’ve always been passionate about making sure the people I served had what they needed to make informed decisions. . Whether I was giving information about what speaker system sounded good in a 10-by-10 room or working with a client determining which assistive technology was going to meet their particular needs, I knew that each person and situation was unique and there was never going to be a single solution that worked for everyone. Serotek has very publicly embraced this same philosophy for years. If you’ve ever listened to a Serotalk podcast where you might hear reviews on anything from iPhones to roaster ovens, or if you’ve ever had the pleasure of using System Access on a random public computer to accomplish a task life threw at you, you know that this is a group who really understands the power of technology and that everyone uses it in different ways.” I’ve watched this group and evangelized both their products and philosophy for a long time, and I’m very proud to be a part of it from the inside now.”
“Joe brings many things to the table for Serotek,” said Mike Calvo, CEO. One of those things is a greater understanding of the needs of agencies that serve the blind. I believe that by working on our side of the fence, Joe will have a chance to better in gage decision makers at agencies that serve the blind, and educate them on the possibilities of more than just 1 brand of adaptive technology. When these agencies learn to provide consumer choice to the blind clients they serve, they’re ultimately going to find they can do a lot more for less. That’s important as we continue to see budgets shrinking everywhere.”
In addition to providing sales and support for Serotek’s products to universities, government agencies and corporate entities, Joe will be a frequent voice on the Serotalk podcast and tech chat, and will be creating webinars and other training materials for use by assistive technology trainers and others in the field.