[Athen] Request for Career Advice

Zach zm290 at msstate.edu
Fri Feb 24 16:15:52 PST 2017


I'm interested in putting my experience in Braille and aptitude in
technology towards the betterment of post-secondary education accessibility.
Having grown up and been educated blind from head start all the way through
my bachelors, I have many years of experience using alternate media and
accessible technology, but lack certification. What's more, I began
postsecondary studies in Animal Science, only to realize I liked working
with my disabilities office more than I liked the course work. My time as a
research assistant at Mississippi State University afforded me the
opportunity to take graduate level STEM courses. I believe the experiences I
obtained in advocating for accomidation, outsourcing course materials for
transcription, accessible lab work, procuring funding for accomidation and
managing student employees will be valuable in the access media industry;
but as a newbie to the field, I would greatly appreciate an orientation to
the job market. For example, what other occupations are out there besides
college or university alternate media specialist?

I am happy to provide a resume and references upon request.


Zachary Mason

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