Alternative Media Production Assistant (4723C), Disabled Students Program - 41969
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 09/15/2022
Breaks down scanned image files into smaller files, and adds appropriate file names.
Converts course materials into an electronic format using appropriate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
Manipulates scanned files using appropriate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tools.
Reviews and proofreads course material to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of converted text.
Edits documents that contain extensive markup, symbols, images, and tables.
Imports diagrams, charts and graphics into Adobe Illustrator or MS Word and creates or manipulates accurate graphical representations that can be converted into Tactile Graphics.
Imports scanned files into the appropriate software application based on a student's individualized disability needs.
Adds appropriate tags and audio descriptors and alternative tags to Tactile Graphics.
PRE & POST PRODUCTION
Prepares materials for electronic conversion (i.e., disassemble and organize textbooks in preparation for scanning).
Analyzes instructional materials and makes appropriate adjustments to the scanning software and hardware settings and resolution.
Obtains, scans, and returns clean' articles and textbooks to/from lending sources.
Prints and embosses hardcopy materials for students with print disabilities.
Reassembles students' hardcopy materials into a reusable format.
Updates database records.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems.
Knowledge of document scanning and alternative format conversion processes.
Ability to type at a speed of no less than 70 words per minute.
Ability to format in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Google Drive.
Knowledge of mathematics.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Education / Training
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, and Google Drive.
Experience maintaining database records.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge and understanding of multiple alternative media formats.
Knowledge of OmniPage Professional, AbbyyFineReader, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Knowledge of Kurzweil, WYNN, or CLARO.
Knowledge of MathType or Scientific Notebook.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid bi-weekly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $22.73 - 27.07 (Step 1.0 - 9.0).
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.