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P/T Assistive Technology Assistant position at JMU

From: Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je <carte3je@jmu.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:19:13 +0000
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3DE1B183-48CF-406B-97BD-0150A244A774@jmu.edu>
James Madison University's Office of Disability Services (ODS) is seeking a qualified individual who is creative and energetic to fill the position of the Assistive Technology Assistant. This individual will support ODS and the University in meeting its legal and ethical obligations to provide equal access for students with disabilities by assisting with the coordination of Alternative Media Program and associated assistive technologies.  This is a part-time position.

Duties include performing all functions related to production and provision of books and other materials in alternative and accessible formats to campus constituents with disabilities; evaluating, identifying, and recommending effective technology solutions to meet identified client needs and implement recommended technologies in the targeted environment; collaborating with campus partners to increase capacity to provide accessible learning materials; improving procedures and systems for ensuring effective and timely provision of services; supervising student staff and informing appropriate staff of needs associated with supplies for the alternative media program.

Qualified candidates should have demonstrated knowledge of network operating systems, Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Access, content management and online survey software; experience installing, configuring, maintaining, and trouble shooting a variety of software and hardware, including Windows, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, Dell and Apple products; the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently; knowledge of and experience with various technologies utilized to provide access across a variety of platforms including but not limited to text to speech engines, speech to text engines, scanning and OCR conversion, captioning for video, and screen readers and magnifiers; ability to work independently and collaboratively; knowledge of and skills related to implementing Universal Design principles; an understanding of the ADA and federal regulations and recommendation related to providing accessible materials.

To view the full posting and apply for this position please go to https://JobLink.jmu.edu<https://JobLink.jmu.edu/> and reference posting number 0404402. Pay: $17.00-$19.00/hour. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action/ equal access employer and encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

Many thanks

James Carter
Web Developer
University Marketing

(540) 568-5606

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