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Under the supervision of the Director of the Access Center, the Adaptive Information Technology Specialist is responsible for supporting the institution’s ADA Coordinator and Director of Access Center by ensuring the department’s adaptive technology policies and procedures are strictly followed to ensure full institutional compliance with ADA and Section 504 standards. The incumbent provides Access Center students with consultative support and services in the use of adaptive technology. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the alternative text production program and the Adaptive Computer Lab and leading a staff of student technicians. The incumbent collaborates with the Disability Coordinators and students with disabilities to assess adaptive technology needs including hardware, software and special equipment for classroom use. This position also provides onsite training and training materials for students to ensure efficient and maximum use of technical resources in the computer labs. The incumbent is also responsible to developing and providing training workshops and resource materials for faculty to ensure their course materials are accessible.
1) Manages, maintains and enhances specialized adaptive technology lab. 2) Enforces department’s adaptive technology policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with ADA and Section 504 standards. 3) Provides technical support and training to faculty and students; explains the use of adaptive software and hardware. 4) Provides educational workshops to faculty and students on adaptive technology 5) Researches, manages, orders and tracks materials for conversion to accessible formats. Materials = course-related books, lecture notes, math and computer science equations, graphs, diagrams, electronic Blackboard materials, exams, etc. Accessible formats = computer-based images compatible with screen reader and electronic Braille technology, hard copy Braille, large print, audio recordings, etc. 6) Recruits, trains, supervises, organizes and tracks workflow of student assistants supporting conversion tasks, maintenance of Adaptive Computer Technology Lab. 7) Maintains statistical data to ensure ADA compliance. 8) Maintains departmental database and website. 9) Researches, coordinates and communicates with Information Technology Services in installation, placement, maintenance and upgrade of adaptive technology on university’s computers. 10) Provides consultation and leadership to staff in developing the use of adaptive technology and closely collaborates with the Educational Technology Center staff to keep abreast of current technology used to support web education operations. 11) Assists with arrangement of alternate format exam accommodations for authorized students and their faculty. 12) Collaborates with professional colleagues throughout the university in strategic planning/shared responsibility for timely availability of equitable access to informational materials/technology by students with disabilities. 13) Demonstrates knowledge / skill / leadership in the areas of organization / planning, customer service and teamwork. 14) Coordinates effectively with other departmental staff in developing innovative programs and services for students with disabilities. 15) Continually researches and analyzes and makes recommendations on emerging technologies that can assist students with disabilities. 16) Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; two years technical computer experience with the ability to quickly learn new software and hardware; two years customer service experience in a corporate, education or retail environment; and demonstrated professional experience providing trainings/workshops/presentations
Previous experience with adaptive technology hardware and software; experience working in disability related field; and experience working in an educational setting
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