Adaptive Technology Coordinator

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Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Services
Regular Full-Time Position
Position Number 641200
Skill Level 6
Founded in 1927, Austin Peay
State
University
is
a
comprehensive, state-assisted
university with an enrollment of
approximately 9,000 students.
APSU was named in honor of
the late Tennessee Governor
Austin Peay, who served from
1923–1927.
With a main campus in
Clarksville, Tenn. and a
satellite campus on post at Fort
Campbell, Ky., APSU is one of
47 universities, community
colleges
and
technology
centers in the Tennessee
Board of Regents system, the
sixth largest system of higher
education in the nation. The
University offers a full range of
academic programs at the
associate, baccalaureate and
master’s degree levels in the
arts, sciences, business and
selected
professional
programs.
APSU offers 13
online degree programs and
hundreds
of
Web-based
classes. Among APSU’s many
points of distinction are its
outstanding programs in the
sciences, two centers of
excellence in the creative arts
and field biology and four
chairs of excellence in the
creative arts, business, free
enterprise and nursing.
An integral part of Clarksville, a
rapidly growing city of more
than 100,000 located 45
minutes northwest of Nashville,
the University led the state in
enrollment growth in recent
years. Since 2000, Austin Peay
has renovated and erected
numerous
top-of-the-line
facilities on its 160-acre main.
Of the universities offering
classes on post at Fort
Campbell, only APSU has
been given permission to
construct its own building. The
University
enrolls
more
students at the Fort Campbell
Center than the other five
institutions combined.
General Description
The Adaptive Technology Coordinator is under the general supervision of the Associate Director
of Disability Services. This individual serves as a resource in the area of assistive technology to
faculty, staff and students; oversees the conversion of instructional materials into alternative
media formats; provides expertise in web design, electronic documents, and distance education
delivery methods to ensure accessible format for disabled persons.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
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Administer Campus Assistive Technology Site License agreements.
Develop and coordinate effective adaptive technology programming.
Help ensure the University is in compliance with the Vocational Rehabilitation Act,
Section 504 and Section 508 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended 2008
requirements concerning disability issues.
Coordinate, train and support qualified students with disabilities on the use of adaptive
technology.
Coordinate in-service training for students, staff, faculty and administrators working with
students with disabilities on the use of adaptive technology.
Coordinate, train and supervise students/graduate assistants on the use of adaptive
technology
Troubleshoot assistive technology issues.
Assist students in the management of their accommodations.
Coordinate the conversion of instructional materials into alternate media format
Coordinate communication between students and faculty requesting alternate media
formats.
Coordinate activities in the Access labs on campus and Fort Campbell.
Maintain effective accommodations for ODS students within the ODS computer lab and
across campus to provide access to educational information through adaptive software.
Work with technology vendors and tech support personnel in order to manage
registration and warranty information on all adaptive technology.
Serve as ex-officio member to the Technology Committee, University Committee for
Persons with Disabilities, University Web Committee and other committees as deemed
appropriate.
Maintain data base for reporting on- and off-campus.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions
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Ability to use and understand Intel-based personal computers running MS Windows
and/or Macintosh and new applications when deemed appropriate.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the
University community and the public.
Ability to detect and correct grammatical and spelling errors in written correspondence.
Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to use and understand desktop application software including Microsoft Office.
Essential Functions continued
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Ability to install, test and maintain assistive technology software.
Ability to effectively assist users with software and hardware problems.
Ability to professionally present instruction in a classroom environment.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to think clearly, creatively and logically.
Ability to effectively utilize technical manuals.
Promote the accessible design of APSU’s Web, CMS, LMS multimedia and programs
for equal access for persons with disabilities.
Manage ODS Web and online media development, support AT application and ODS file
server(s) on the APSU network, integrate ODS data into the Banner system.
Ability to use Banner and integrate Disability Services data into the Banner system.
Knowledge of file format processes and software applications used in alternate media
production;
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to Americans with
Disabilities Act, Vocational Rehabilitation Sections 504 and 508 and access to
technology.
Ability to use specialized equipment, hardware and software including screen reading,
screen magnification, text-to-speech, voice recognition software, desktop control,
closed captioning, optical character recognition (OCR), e-text conversion, conversion to
Braille, ergonomic positioning and other assistive technology.
Required Minimum Qualifications
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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Rehabilitation Science, Special Education,
Communications, Education, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Information
Technology, Health and Human Performance or related field.
Two years previous experience working with personal computers running Windowsbased software and MS Office.
A background check will be required of the successful applicant.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
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ATP certification from an accredited institution.
Two years previous experience working with individuals with disabilities and adaptive
technology.
Previous experience providing assistive technology accommodations.
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