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Alternate Media / Assistive Technology Specialist
The Role of the Alternate Media Specialist
As this position constantly evolves with technology, my responsibilities are quite broad. The role of the Alternate Media Specialist is to facilitate and to coordinate the process that ensures equal, usable and universal access to all printed educational and college related information. I am responsible for providing course materials in alternative print formats including, but not limited to Braille, large print, e-text and audio formats. This information includes but is not limited to instructional materials, web sites, and multimedia. More specifically, my duties are as follows:
- Provide and/or consult on the adaptation of instructional and
student service material into electronic, Braille, and audio
formats accessible to students with visual impairments and visual
processing disorders. I also provide training on access
technologies for students, faculty and staff.
- Provide group in-service and one-on-one assistance to college
personnel in their design and development of electronic
information to assure they meet access guidelines.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation to campus
community, including Book Center, Library, computer labs, career
development and to management, faculty and classified committees
on access requirements for persons with disabilities.
- Oversee the production of alternate media enabling
students/staff/community members with disability access to all
instruction/services provided by the college, which includes the
production of alternate print material (i.e. E-text, Large Print,
Braille, specialized file formats, Audio Recordings).
- Consult the college on issues of access for students with
disabilities to electronic media (i.e. Closed/Open Captioning,
Kiosks, Teleconferencing, Descriptive Audio, Phone Services), and
consultation on issues of access to Distance Education (i.e.
Accessible/Universal Web Page Design, accessible document formats, Layout).
If you would like to know more about my position or have a
question about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Computer Technology Specialist
Grossmont College, DSPS
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
OFFICE: 70-222, Tech Mall, 2nd floor