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Assistive Technology Specialist

UCLA

Los Angeles, California,UNITED STATES

The Assistive Technology Specialist promotes academic access to University curriculum and educational opportunities for students with disabilities by training and supporting CAE staff and students in the use of assistive technology (JAWS, Kurzweil, Magic, Zoom Text); formats education material into accessible formats (Braille, Word, .pdf, etc.); performs accessibility testing for CAE and other campus units to ensure content is accessible for visually impaired students, and supports the CAE as a diagnostic and consultative team member by providing ongoing technical assistance to students and University staff.

Percentage of Time:
50

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

15
Records

Qualifications

Required/Preferred

Ability to train and provide technological support to students with disabilities and resolve assistive technology problems.

Required

Working knowledge of and proficiency in various programs, including Kurzweil, JAWS, Magic, and Zoom Text.

Can be trained

Working knowledge of and proficiency in BrailleNote, PCs, Macs, and portable audio devices.

Can be trained

Working knowledge of computers, and software (Windows, Excel, and Microsoft Word) and ability to do basic word processing.

Preferred

Ability to utilize Braille writer, Braille embosser, and high speed scanner to convert course materials into Braille and other formats for students with visual impairments.

Required

Knowledge of latest trends in higher education disability services with a specific focus on assistive technology and accessibility.

Required

Working knowledge of the unique academic needs of students with disabilities in a university setting and of the types of campus and community services, adaptive aids and assistive technology necessary to meet their needs.

Preferred

Ability to work collaboratively with CAE staff and provide training and guidance on assistive technology.

Required

Ability to work under pressure with frequent deadlines, making thoughtful decisions with speed and accuracy. Skill in working independently, organizing workload and following through on assignments with limited supervision.

Required

Ability to work with existing service delivery systems and propose new mechanisms or procedures for managing complicated service delivery activities.

Can be trained

Ability to contact departments on campus and organizations off campus as a representative of the CAE.

Can be trained

Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with university departments and professors, and diplomatically with students of various disabilities and from diverse backgrounds. Skill at advising students regarding disability management. Ability to deal with distraught students about sensitive issues in a tactful manner.

Preferred

Ability to identify problems and successfully recommend solutions. Ability to assist in the development of processes and procedures with implementation and follow through.

Preferred

Ability to communicate orally and make verbal and written presentations.

Preferred

Knowledge of FERPA and how it applies to working with student records.

Required

Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Salary Range: $60000 - $82000

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