The following position reporting to Brian Richwine, Manager, Adaptive Technologies is being
posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at https://jobs.iu.edu/
Refer to job number #7831.
Adaptive Media Specialist - PA2IT
Description and Responsibilities:
The Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC) provides a variety of services for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to IU to provide equal access as required by law and in support of the Indiana University.s Strategic Plan for Information Technology of equal opportunity for all individuals, without regard to disability. This position supports the strategic plan by actively incorporating the plan.s goals and initiatives into the daily activity of delivering quality and timely document conversion services. The document conversion services are designed to be supportive of clients, meet fundamental academic and technical standards, and to ensure compliance. The services make sure books, e-texts, video, and other media and course materials are accessible to people with disabilities. This position leads the daily operations of the ATAC.s document conversion services by performing tasks related to overseeing and carrying out the provision of the ATAC.s document conversion services; provides direct oversight, consultation and support to clients, instructors, and ATAC document conversion staff; and works under general supervision from plans developed by the ATAC manager and senior staff.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in informatics, human centered IT design, instructional technology, telecommunications, or related field and two years of experience in providing customer support and in providing document conversion services and two years in supporting customers with adaptive technology and alternate media needs.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity; familiarity and experience working with individuals with a wide range of disabilities; expert-level knowledge of issues affecting document accessibility, accessible document creation, and the evaluation of document accessibility including experience operating high speed document scanning hardware and the associated software.
Demonstrated skills in configuring scanners and software settings to achieve high quality OCR results as needed to allow for quality and efficient document conversion processes to follow; and possess a good command of English including grammatical structures, syntax, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Ability to read a variety of correspondence, textbooks, worksheets, tests, magazines, maps, charts, newsletters, journals, instructions, etc.; fluent in English in order to successfully describe images, charts, and tables for the visually impaired; knowledge of technology used in IU.s academic settings (department websites, Oncourse and other learning management and course presentation software (e-reserves, Box, Google Documents, etc.), TIME system, IU Bookstores); and good working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Competency in using Windows and Mac OS X operating systems; knowledge of electronic record-keeping technology and processes, including the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and similar systems; and excellent typing skills. Strong organizational skills; ability to be detail-oriented and to multi-task; and excellent communication, motivational, and leadership skills. Exceptional problem-solving, negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills; ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimum supervision; good time management skills; and ability to work successfully under deadlines. Ability to work with multiple projects simultaneously with the flexibility to transition back and forth between projects.
Preferred: Experience in a higher education environment; familiarity with existing national and international resources for alternative textbooks and other alternative media; familiarity with requesting alternate formats or publisher copies from publishers; and experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.