University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Job posting number: #7086601

Posted: October 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This Accessible Learning Technology Coordinator (ALTC) position is technology-focused and will primarily: work with the Alternative Formats team and faculty to ensure that course materials are accessible, develop & support technology systems in response to the growth of technology-based accommodations and technology loan to students (e.g. iPad loans and apps), and update/develop online training materials.

The ALTC collaborates with faculty/instructors to determine what course materials will be used in classes, support instructors on making their course materials more accessible, and convert materials for students on a timely basis. This position also works on projects to develop and streamline technology/processes/workflows as the team continues to implement innovative technology solutions in response to increasing student numbers and to create a more accessible and welcoming campus. They also assist in developing, maintaining, and implementing multimedia training materials on adaptive/assistive technology accommodations, policies, and processes.

This position is part of a dedicated team of McBurney Disability Resource Center professional and student staff at the University of Wisconsin - Madison that provides alternative formats (document conversion), furniture & physical access, notetaking (including notetaking technologies), media captioning, remote captioning/interpreting support, and adaptive/assistive technology (AT) in other areas to ensure equal access for students with disabilities. These accommodations are delivered in a fast-paced team environment, working directly and indirectly with students with disabilities and instructors.

List of Duties

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Degree preferred), by the start of the position, in adaptive/assistive technology, educational/instructional technology, information technology, instructional design, audio or video production, education, rehabilitation psychology, occupational therapy, curriculum & instruction, library and information sciences, speech & language pathology, disability-related field, or Bachelor's Degree coupled with related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Strong experience setting up, troubleshooting, supporting, and/or using technology to develop solutions for individual needs across a variety of platforms & applications (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, audiovisual, websites)
- Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users
- Experience working with digital accessibility and/or universal design principles in instruction/technology
- Experience working with instructional and educational technology, such as learning management systems (LMS), videoconferencing, video delivery, and captioning
- Experience with process or project management
- Ability to deliver high quality services, while balancing immediate needs and managing deadlines
- Experiencing working with people with disabilities or demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the impacts of disability to develop innovative accommodations and access
- Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to disability access and compliance

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