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Adaptive Technology Coordinator

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
The Adaptive Technology Coordinator is under the general supervision of the Director of the Student Disability Resource Center. 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.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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 SDRC students within the SDRC 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • 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 handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • 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.
  • Promote the accessible design of APSU’s Web, CMS, LMS multimedia and programs for equal access for persons with disabilities.
  • Manage SDRC Web and online media development, support AT application and SDRC file server(s) on the APSU network, integrate SDRC data into the Banner system.
  • Ability to use Banner and integrate SDRC 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.
Physical Requirements
  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of one year experience working with computer applications/software.
  • Experience working with students, accommodations, disability, or relevant field.
  • A background check will be required of the successful applicant.