ADAPTIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
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San Jose City College
The Adaptive Media Technology Specialist reports to the Director,
Student Accessibility Services at San Jose City College. The work
schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00
This is a grant funded position contingent upon yearly
This position is represented by the California School Employees
Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.
Under the direction of assigned administrator, the Adaptive Media
Technology Specialist II is responsible for providing direction to
the overall strategy regarding adaptive media as well as functional
support to faculty, staff and students campus wide. The individual
performs a variety of technical duties involved in the production,
delivery and end-user training of alternate medial and assistive
technology for students with disabilities. Responsibilities include
liaison activities with faculty, students, staff, administration,
other colleges, and the statewide agencies contracted to provide
material in alternate formats. The work involves developing
guidelines and providing technical support for access to curricula,
distance education courses, web page and other electronic
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Access to Technology:
1. Coordinate all technology needs in the Disabilities Support
Program (DSP) or Student Accessibility Services (SAS), including
the DSP High Tech Center/labs.
2. Coordinate with Campus Technology Support and Services (CTSS) to
install, configure and maintain access technology across
3. Survey the current access technology needs of the campus and
make recommendations for the campus technology plan.
4. Research new access technology and recommend purchases of
specific assistive technology equipment and related
5. Provide training on access technology for faculty, staff, and
students, including individual and group training to assist faculty
in insuring that instructional materials are provided in various
accessible formats depending on students' disability-related
6. Provide technical and instructional support for
students/staff/faculty using access technology including test
proctoring for DSP students.
7. Serve as resource person to external agencies and campus
entities dealing with issues and requirements germane to access
8. Assess student technological skill levels and verify eligibility
for alternate media services. Determine and recommend appropriate
assistive hardware and software.
9. Assist in performing research and development with new access
software, hardware and equipment that may be suitable for
implementation in college environment.
10. Provide technical assistance to campus instruction and
technology committees on universal access requirements for persons
11. Develop and maintain a current resource bank of access
strategies for the various types of electronic information,
including web pages, kiosks, etc.
12. Attend campus committee meetings relevant to the
13. Participate in staff development to stay up-to-date in the
fields of adaptive technology and alternative media.
Production of Alternate Print and Video
14. Develop and coordinate a process to meet institutional braille
and captioning needs (including the captioning and editing of
existing and new video materials, especially for distance education
and online courses/online course components).
15. Use highly specialized technology and equipment such as
high-speed scanner, Braille machines, tactile graphics machines,
close circuit television, Kurzweil reading machines to accomplish
16. Serve as a liaison between faculty, students, and DSP or SAS to
secure and translate instructionally related materials into
alternate formats in a timely manner.
17. Serve as a liaison to statewide center and to community
agencies utilized on a contract basis to produce alternate
18. Acquire and produce materials in alternative formats.
19. Assist with revisions and updates to the web site and other
electronic and print communication environments.
20. Perform other related duties as assigned.
1. Basic operations, applications, services and activities of
2. Equipment, computer software, and up-to-date technologies used
to adapt a variety of instructional and informational materials
into formats easily accessible by persons with disabilities.
3. Accessibility guidelines and laws for individuals with
disabilities such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
Sections 504 and 508 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, WCAG 2.0
Level AA web content accessibility standards.
4. Pertinent federal, State and local laws, as specified by the
program and student population served.
5. Recent developments, current literature and information related
6. Organization, time management and standard office
7. The use of the English language for editing and composing
written communications, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
8. The use of Windows and Macintosh operating systems, software
applications and the interfacing of hardware and software.
9. Accessible hardware such as but not limited to: closed circuit
TVs, accessible keyboards and mouse, monitors, desks, Braille note,
Skills and Ability to:
1. Work effectively with faculty from diverse disciplines.
2. Customize solutions for students with disabilities in a complex
3. Effectively demonstrate student needs to incorporate assistive
technology in classes to benefit all students.
4. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with staff, students and others.
5. Understand office administrative practices and tools including:
computers, websites and other applications related to the
6. Train others to operate instructional media equipment
7. Determine work priorities and the ability to work independently
and follow through on tasks
8. Work with attention to detail and independently with minimum
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor’s degree, or any coursework, training, or education
equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.
2. Two years of experience with adaptive computer technology
(software and hardware) or related.
1. Experience in providing services to students with disabilities,
preferably in the adult level.
2. Knowledge of instructional design and technology.
3. Background in accessibility and assistive technologies.
4. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$75,677 - $92,338 Annual Salary (Range 100: Classified Salary
Schedule Fiscal Year 2022-2023). Starting placement is generally at
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical,
dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance
for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection.
Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible
Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts.
Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and
19 paid holidays.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who
are passionate about providing our student population with the best
educational experience possible. The District recognizes that
cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic
excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;
provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an
inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per
semester, and an extremely diverse student population
(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific
Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian
11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and
Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis
on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as
colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors
and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%
White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all
qualified, outstanding applicants.