Accessible Technology Coordinator
Job Description Summary: Job ID: 4536 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)
Manages the day to day operations of the AccessMU Center and develops, documents and implements policies, procedures and best practices relating to services and delivery of accessible text production, alternative media and assistive technology.
Manages the day to day operations of the AccessMU Center. Directs the timely flow of accessible text and alternative media production. Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and software including but not limited to specialized software, printers, scanners, braillers, specialized communication devices and note takers, etc. Installs, configures and troubleshoots assistive technology. Prepares quarterly and annual reports using data from the electronic case management system. Surveys students’ technological needs and student satisfaction. Responsible for hiring, orientation and supervision of student employees in production procedures related to alternative media production. Responsible for working with the AccessMU staff to assure production procedures related to alternative text production follow guidelines and best practices as developed and documented. Responsible for cross-training student employees in production procedures related to alternative text and alternative media production. Maintains inventory of Assistive Technology used on all campuses.
In collaboration with Student Disability Services, develops, documents and implements policies, procedures and best practices relating to services and delivery of accessible text and alternative media. Researches assistive devices, computer hardware and software applications, vendors, consultants, etc., for the purpose of being knowledgeable of trends and recommending acquisitions. Recommends appropriate assistive technology, hardware and/or specialized software based on evaluation of students’ needs. Develops and presents seminars to teach students how to learn more efficiently by using assistive technology aimed at strengthening individualized student learning.
Provides assistive technology support to Student Disability Services and the Rinella Learning Center for students who require assistive technology. Provides students/clients with training and resolves assistive technology-related issues that may be a barrier to academic success. Trains faculty and staff in the use of assistive technology to help ensure access to assistive technology for students with disabilities.
Actively promote a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services. Participate in professional development activities. May occasionally teach one credit bearing course, per semester, on an as needed basis and with division approval. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Require a Bachelor’s degree earned by date of hire. Require 2 years’ experience with alternative media production techniques. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.
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