[Athen] FW: job opportunity

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Dec 10 09:51:59 PST 2015

From: Alice Wong [mailto:awong2 at stanford.edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:45 AM
To: Alternate Media
Subject: job opportunity

Hi all,

Stanford University is recruiting for an Alternate Format Specialist. If
you know of anyone that maybe interested, please forward them the job
description below.

Also here's the link:


job # 69354



Alice Wong

Alternative Format Production Facility Manager

Stanford University

Office of Accessible Education

563 Salvatierra Walk

Stanford, CA 94305

Alternate Format Specialist/Student Svcs Offcr 1 - 69354


Student Services Officer 1
Student Services
JCC: 7501
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Plan, prepare, and perform the conversion of academic materials into
alternate formats to be utilized by students with print-based disabilities,
including blindness/low-vision, learning disabilities, and mobility
impairments, and to resolve basic alternate format issues within the Office
of Accessible Education using defined policies and practices and
professional knowledge as reference.

. Prepare and convert course materials and other media into alternate
formats, including Braille, tactile graphics, large print, and electronic
text, using various hardware platforms and software solutions within the
. Provide the OAE with in-house expertise for transcription of alternate
formats specific to students who are blind and/or low-vision, including
Literary braille, Nemeth braille, and Computer Braille Code.
. Collect and analyze data from multiple sources, prepare reports.
. Contribute to identifying trends, needs analysis, participate in the
implementation and testing of technology.
. Collaborate with other staff to approve and resolve issues surrounding
alternate formats and print disabilities.
. Provide general guidance and counsel on alternate format programs,
policies, and services; participate in planning for future needs.
. Contribute to developing and analyzing review process of offerings,
policies and programs.
. Participate as a member of the alternate format production team.
. May train and supervise volunteers, students and temporary workers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of
education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
. Basic analysis and problem solving skills.
. Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and
university policies and external regulations.
. Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications
and the Adobe Creative Suite.
. Literary braille, Nemeth braille, Computer Braille Code, and BANA braille
. Braille conversion software, including Duxbury for Windows.
. Familiarity of braille notation and rules for foreign language, chemistry,
and music.
. Optical character recognition (OCR) software, including Nuance Omnipage
and Abbyy Finereader.
. Braille embosssers for text and tactile graphics, scanning
hardware/software, and other tactile graphic systems.
. Assistive computer technologies that support electronic text formats
(e.g., Claro Read, Read and Write Gold, etc.).

Certifications and Licenses:
Certification in Literary Braille Transcribing, or ongoing progress towards

. Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
. Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a
telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and
pull objects that weigh up to 25 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and
promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies
and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and
other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,


: Student Services


: Vice Provost for Student Affairs


: Full-time

Classification Level: F

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