Accessibility and Assistive Technology Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
General Description:

Johns Hopkins University’s Student Health & Well-Being supports disability services, health education, primary care and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University. Student Disability Services (SDS) coordinates academic, housing, dining and transportation accommodations in accordance with applicable laws institutional policies and enhances understanding of disability as a cultural identity.

The Student Disability ServicesAccessibility and Assistive Technology Techwillwork as part of the Alternate Format/Assistive Technology team, which partners with the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center. This position works in the production of accessible websites/social media and instructional materials to provide inclusive educational experiences, equal access and academic accommodations in compliance with state and federal laws. This may include the production of Braille, audio files or e-text, enlarged print materials, tactile graphics, as well as producing transcripts and managing the captioning of videos/visual materials. Additional responsibilities include training students on assistive technology software and hardware, which will support their access to instructional materials. This position works closely with faculty, libraries, and instructional technologists to ensure access to all instructional materials. Position will collaborate with AT Specialist to support the student database, Accommodate. This position reports to the Assistive Technology & Alternate Format Specialist, but will work with all schools and will need to occasionally travel between campuses in Baltimore and DC and will support the Johns Hopkins Disability Research Center.

Overall, we seek committed, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and social justice.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Alternate Format Materials & Assistive Technology Provision (30%):

    Process requests for and produce accessible media and instructional materials in alternative media format for
academic accommodations, which may include but is not limited to production of Braille, audio files or e-text,
enlarged print materials, tactile graphics, as well as transcripts or the captioning of videos/visual materials;

    Prepare assistive technology software training manuals for students; train students as needed. Maintain and update assistive technology devices for loan; As directed, attend and present at meetings or conferences to keep up to date with the changing trends in assistive technology field; May direct the work of student workers; and Perform other duties as assigned.

Manage content and accessibility for central SDS website, Disability Health Research Center website, and social media presences for both (30%):

  • Maintain and update websites, ensuring accessibility.
  • Support the schools in maintaining accessible school-based sites.
  • Ensure social media is used in an accessible way, including checking/remediating posted content. Consult with SDS offices across the university to provide guidance around accessibility.

Captioning & Transcription Management for SDS Homewood (15%):

    Manage the processes for acquiring and creating captioned videos and transcripts of videos. Provide advice and support for the captioning of pre-recorded and pre-selected videos, assisting faculty members, as appropriate, with the process.

Accommodate Database Maintenance and Support (15%):

  • Support Assistive Technology/Alternate Format Specialist in maintaining and updating the student records database, Accommodate by Symplicity.
  • Support AT Specialist in producing documentation and training materials to ensure accurate and efficient student data management.
  • Assist with the management of the Alternate Format and Assistive Technology Equipment modules.
  • Produce reports and surveys as needed.
  • Maintain and update confidential files and program records accurately and securely.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned to include but not be limited to(10%):

  • Participate in staff meetings, events, and in-service training opportunities.
  • Contribute to technology and administrative projects as needed.
  • Support budget and purchasing functions as needed.
  • Network with other institutions to exchange resources and attend relevant conferences and meetings. Engage in continuing education and professional development related to the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Minimum of two years of progressively responsible related experience required, preferably in information technology or disability services in a post-secondary setting. Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

Experience:

    Experience with web accessibility as well as maintaining accessible websites and social media accounts. Experience converting materials to accessible formats.
  • Experience with assistive technologies for persons with disabilities strongly preferred, including some knowledge of/familiarity withKurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Inspiration, Texthelp Read and Write, JAWS, Zoomtext, Math Type, and Ginger Software.
  • Demonstrated experience working in post-secondary settings, particularly those with disabilities.
  • Experience working with Accommodate case management software is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or collaboratively with a team.
  • Experience serving students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience developing interactive training materials and learning objects.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of Section 508/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, its 2008 amendments, and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disabilities.

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to accessibility and inclusion for students with disabilities.
  • Collaborative, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Experience working closely with subject matter experts. Familiarity with best practices in the use and development of video including digital video editing tools. Utilization of web design tools (e.g., Photoshop, DreamWeaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript). Video conferencing/lecture capturing technologies (e.g. Zoom, Teams, GoToMeeting, WebEx). High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint and Excel. Strong graphic design skills.

Classified Title:Instructional Technologist
Working Title: Accessibility and Assistive Technology Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CG
Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 60000452-Student Disability Services
Personnel area: University Student Services

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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