The Five Roles of TRIC 

TRIC has five essential goals.


Short-term intensive training is available for individuals who are interested exclusively in adaptive technology training. Time frames are individualized but typically last 2-3 weeks. Contact your Regional Representative for further information.


TRIC offers Train-The-Trainer seminars to professionals working with individuals who are DeafBlind. Topics will vary based on demand. Look for our seminar postings on this website.


TRIC works with companies to support their development of accessible technologies and software.


TRIC provides reviews and evaluations of current products and posts those reviews on this website. The TRIC is located at HKNC headquarters on Long Island and has state-of-the-art adaptive equipment/products for demonstration purposes.


TRIC educates staff within the agency to promote further awareness of trends and information concerning technologies in use within the DeafBlind community. 

TRIC: Reviews of Current Technology

The Technology Research and Innovation Center (TRIC) is committed to keeping you up to date with the most recent technology in the field. The TRIC coordinator reviews accessible software and hardware to keep you informed of the changes, updates and new products available.

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A message from Scott Davert 

Scott Davert has been working in the field of adaptive technology for over a decade. Within HKNC, he has worked as a senior instructor in the Adaptive Technology Department, served as a regional representative for the Rocky Mountain area, was the coordinator of the New York Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, and represented the agency as part of the Disability Advisory Committee. He also worked for the state of North Carolina as a DeafBlind services specialist, and as a customer relationship manager for Sprint and then T-Mobile Accessibility. In addition, Mr. Davert assists in the running of, a community-based website that strives to empower blind and low-vision users to advocate and promote the accessibility of Apple products. He has been publishing articles in various publications since 2008 on technology as it relates to the DeafBlind community.