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Tara Jeffs, PhD

Assistive Technology Support Services Coordinator

Dr. Tara Jeffs is currently part of the dynamic Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team as the Assistive Technology Support Services Coordinator. The Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team is a part of Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through the Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project at the University of South Florida. In this role, Tara provides technical assistance in the areas of: accessible educational materials (AEM), assistive technology (AT), instructional technology (IT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and virtual/online learning (VI) technologies.

Tara has disseminated knowledge and research in the areas of assistive technologies, emerging technologies, and online learning through more than 25 articles/chapters and over 100 presentations at state and national conferences in the past 15 years. Her career experiences in the K-12 classroom and at the university level bring a wealth of expertise focusing on the infusion of assistive and emerging technologies in the classroom for academic success.

Dr. Jeffs provides assistance to the following districts as the RLATS & Central District Point:
Northwest RLATS Area
  • Calhoun
  • Gulf
  • Holmes
  • Jackson
  • Walton
  • Washington
North Central RLATS Area
  • Franklin
  • Gadsden
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Taylor
  • Wakulla
Northeast RLATS Area
  • Baker
  • Columbia
  • Hamilton
  • Lafayette
  • Nassau
  • Suwannee
Central RLATS Area
  • Bradford
  • Dixie
  • Flagler
  • Gilchrist
  • Levy
  • Putnam
  • Sumter
  • Union
South RLATS Area
  • DeSoto
  • Glades
  • Hardee
  • Hendry
  • Highlands
  • Okeechobee
  • Lake
  • Osceola
  • Orange
  • Polk
  • Seminole

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