[Athen] Position Opening--AT Coordinator

Wendy Turner WTURNER at boisestate.edu
Wed Jun 27 10:47:38 PDT 2007

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Boise State University Disability Resource Center is seeking an
Assistive Technology Coordinator. This position will be responsible for
the development, implementation, and maintenance of the assistive
technology program at Boise State University, with emphasis on student
AT assessment and training. The Assistive Technology Coordinator will
also work closely with faculty, staff and the Office of Information
Technology to assess University AT needs to ensure all University
activities are accessible to students with disabilities. The successful
candidate will be able to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve,
and have effective collaboration skills.

1) Coordinate assistive technology (AT) accommodations for students
with disabilities.
Directly supervise 4-8 student workers performing various duties
including alternate text format production and basic tech support for
Disability Resource Center.

2) Assess appropriate individual AT needs and train students with
disabilities to use AT available on campus.
* Develop and implement AT needs assessment for students with
disabilities receiving academic accommodations
* Create individual and group AT training on appropriate AT for
students with disabilities.
* Evaluate effectiveness of assessment and
3) Promote University-wide access to assistive technology and computer-
aided learning technology for students with disabilities and faculty
* Collaborate with the Office of Information Technology and
Academic Technologies to create University AT plan for campus
* Develop accessible Web format policies in collaboration with the
web coordinators across campus.
* Coordinate with Academic Technologies and the Architect*s
Office to ensure classroom
4) Review new AT technologies and recommend upgrades as appropriate

5) Develop and present faculty and staff AT training
* Develop and present AT training for faculty and staff
* Assist faculty in developing accessible technologies for
classroom use
* Promote universal design of classroom materials
* Serve as accessibility liaison for BroncoWeb, Blackboard,
PeopleSoft, and other student computer systems on campus

* Master*s degree preferred, Bachelor*s degree required, in
Rehabilitation Technology, Computer Information Science, Special
Education, or a closely related field.
* Two years experience working with assistive technology and
adaptive equipment including, but not limited to: JAWS, ABBYY
FineReader, Dolphin Producer, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking,
* Two years experience working directly with adults with
* Working knowledge of ADA and Sections 504 & 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act.
* Experience training individuals with disabilities to use various
assistive technologies.
* Knowledge of web/distance education accessibility standards and
issues; developments & trends in assistive technology.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Boise State University
offers a competitive benefits package including retirement, medical and
dental benefits, life insurance, and employee and spousal tuition


Submit a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information
for three professional references to (Electronic applications

Candida Mumford
candidamumford at boisestate.edu
Disability Resource Center
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1365
(208) 426-1583
fax (208)426-3785

Review of applications will begin July 9, 2007and will continue until
position is filled.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence
through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages
applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of
other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

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