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Assistive Technology Specialist #SP001692P
University of Idaho | Moscow, Idaho
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Job Description

Assistive Technology Specialist Student Affairs

Coordinate and supervise the Alternate Media/Text and Assistive Technology Programs to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to materials related to their college experience (textbooks, articles, etc.) as well as have the appropriate adaptive equipment to provide equal access to university classes, programs, and services. This position requires experience in program coordination; preferred Associate or Bachelor degree in technology or related major. Salary range: $19.09 - $23.86 per hour. Announcement #SP001692P.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the DSS Coordinator and staff by researching and implementing new and more functional assistive technology and alternate text conversion methods for students with disabilities;
  • Providing assistive technology and alternate text formats for students with disabilities; including, but not limited to: e-text, audio files, enlarged text, Braille text, Braille music, etc. for all UI campuses;
  • Meeting with students to discuss their accommodations and train them on the use of new hardware and software;
  • Installing/updating hardware and software on DSS Assistive Technology computers and training DSS staff on the use of these new technologies;
  • Troubleshooting problems associated with the Assistive Technology hardware/software, including C-Print and alternate text conversion issues;
  • Coordinating equipment/key checkout to provide needed items to students with disabilities, including, but not limited to: tape recorders, tape players, headsets, keys to lockers at the UI Library Assistive Technology lab, etc.;
  • Acting as liaison between DSS students and Information Technology Services (ITS) regarding Assistive Technology Lab issues;
    Requesting access to the Library Assistive Technology Lab via the Web.

Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action/minority/female/disability/veteran.

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About University of Idaho

Since 1889, the University of Idaho has been a place that expects more from itself, more from its students, more from knowledge and more from life. The University of Idaho is where students come to succeed and learn to lead. At our main campus in Moscow, Idaho – and our centers throughout the state –students find many opportunities to share in our community and culture. Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. We offer a distinctive combination of outstanding majors and graduate programs, accomplished faculty, world-class facilities, renowned research and a residential campus in a spectacular natural setting. There's no better way to learn, think and live than at the University of Idaho. Expect more from a leading university. We'll deliver.

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