Department: UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (https://atac.iu.edu/)
Location: Third floor of the Wells Library, West tower, Suite W305
Evening / Weekend hours: No
Hours / week: 10 – 20
Start date: ASAP
Pay Rate: $10.60 / Hour (increase to $10.85/hour after one full semester of work)
Work Study: No
How to Apply: Contact Brian Richwine at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please use the subject line “Math eText Formatting Assistant”.
Job description: Join the editing team at the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC – atac.iu.edu) in their role of supporting students, faculty, and staff with disabilities to be successful at Indiana University. We work to make sure books, e-texts, and other course materials are accessible and usable for individuals with disabilities.
Successful candidates will learn about issues that determine a document’s accessibility, how to produce highly usable documents for readers with significant vision impairment, and how to convert inaccessible documents to an accessible format while supporting students in a higher education environment. Specifically, this job entails editing math equations in LaTex or MathType and describing images as part of a process that adapts textbooks and other course materials for use by students with vision impairments.
Note: For students who demonstrate outstanding editing skills, teamwork, and work ethic in this position, there will be an opportunity to be considered for a graduate assistantship position. The next open assistantship runs from August 2020 to May 2021, and includes tuition remission and a stipend.
Educational Background: Because we are often editing materials for advanced courses, we particularly interested in individuals with background in chemistry, foreign languages, law, accounting, linguistics, and/or mathematics (helpful, but not required).
Shift times: The ATAC’s normal office hours are M-F 8 AM – 6 PM. Must be able to work at least 10 hours a week during the ATAC’s office hours. The ideal candidate would work shifts of 2-4 hours.
- Learn and master creating and editing accessible Microsoft Word STEM documents using LaTex and MathType
- Must be able to efficiently describe images, charts, and tables to a high standard of English language proficiency according to Diagram Center’s Image Description guidelines: (http://diagramcenter.org/table-of-contents-2.html)
- Must be prepared to take on various roles such as processing PDFs, editing eText, describing images, and captioning/describing video.
- Track work and organize tasks in an Excel spreadsheet
- Graduate students preferred; Undergraduates with GPA of 3.0 or above welcome to apply
- Excellent verbal and written (typed) English language communication skills
- Efficient and detail oriented
- Working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Personable and enjoy working in a team environment
- Able to work effectively and efficiently with a minimum of supervision
- Available to work a minimum of two daytime shifts within the work week