Carlow University invites applications for the position of
Assistive Technology Assistant (PT). The Assistive Technology
Assistant is responsible for developing and providing support for a
limited caseload of students with disabilities who use assistive
technologies. An Assistive Technology/Digital Assistant will
provide training opportunities for students, staff and faculty for
each of the technologies already purchased by the University
(Kurzweil 3000, Firefly, Reading Pens, Sensus Access Document
Conversion), and will support those using the technologies with
troubleshooting and individual guidance and maintenance.
- Work collaboratively with the DSO staff regarding strategies for
- Maintain records in a confidential manner in keeping with FERPA
and ADA requirements
- Communicate with students, vendors, Carlow IT Division, staff,
and faculty as needed and as appropriate in a professional manner
both verbally and in writing.
- Produce and/or provide texts in alternate format, including
- Train and support students, staff, and faculty in the use of
appropriate assistive technologies.
- Create and update information, instruction sheets, trainings,
and digital pages for technologies.
- Develop and maintain the DSO web pages in accordance with the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 or current
- Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the
ability to speak to groups of varying sizes
- A commitment to academic excellence and student success.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field.
- Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies such as:
Kurzweil 3000, Firefly, Read and Write Gold, OCR, RoboBraille,
Learning Management Systems, and other technologies designed to
support all students, but especially students with disabilities.
Have an inquisitive mind prepared to source technologies,
techniques, and electronic support for students.
- Experience with working with students with disabilities in the
post-secondary environment and be able to effectively and quickly
problem-solve, and handle potentially stressful situations with
- Have excellent technology skills, possess a strong degree of
comfort with hardware and software, as well as with web-based
- Be knowledgeable of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
2.0; Section 504 and ADA regulations and policies.
- Essential attributes also include strong attention to detail,
ability to follow instructions, outstanding communication skills,
both written and verbal, and the ability to be flexible in a
changing environment, and to maintain boundaries while promoting
independent learning and transfer of skills.
- Must be able to work both independently and in a team
environment, maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor,
and manage simultaneous projects and responsibilities.
- A commitment to building a successful program and achieving
goals and to the mission of the University.
Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest
standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with
integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward
the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or
commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and
Send cover letter and resume to HR16@carlow.edu
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting
and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our