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DOS: Computer Text Processor (S9898C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Computer Text Processor helps students with learning difficulties by retyping documents. This is an important service provided to students with special learning differences and candidates must be dependable and reliable. In all cases, confidentiality must be maintained.

Please Note: Training will be provided.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

The Computer Text Processor will scan textbooks and reserve readings through a high speed scanner for a specified course. He or she will transfer the text to a special software that converts it into “spoken word” using computer-generated voices. Text manipulation is sometimes required prior to a final transfer to disk, which involves either blocking the material or highlighting the material for reading separately. Sometimes converted documents need to be edited and sometimes slightly altered for easier reading. Sections and/or paragraphs may require retyping if material from textbooks has areas that were highlighted or underlined by a previous user of the text.


The Basics


Department: Dean of Student's Office
Supervisor: Donna Sevigny
Office Location: 102 Lane Hall
Email: dsevigny@bates.edu
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 5-10
Workers: 1-2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


REQUIRED: EXPERIENCE: The Computer Text Processor must have good typing skills and an interest in computers and new software.

Reporting


REPORTS TO: Donna Sevigny COORDINATES/WORKS CLOSELY WITH: DOS staff, faculty, and students with special needs

Responsibilities



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