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Digital Accessibility Consultant

The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC,US

Position Description

Individuals in the Digital Accessibility Consultant role contribute to the mission of the Digital Accessibility Program to proactively and systematically address the overall accessibility of Carolina’s digital resources, including websites, video and other online content. Digital Accessibility Consultants are the technical, on- the-ground experts working directly with campus partners to identify, remediate and educate on digital accessibility challenges and opportunities.

Ideal candidates are individuals who have a passion for digital accessibility and are excited by the opportunity to contribute to the University’s efforts to create and sustain an inclusive digital environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.

This position is based in Information Technology Services and reports to the Head of Digital Accessibility.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, computer Technology Integration, Networking Technology, or related area and one year of experience in the information technology field related to the position’s role; or
- Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year experience in the information technology field related to the position’s role; or
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, math or engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Journey level required an additional one year of experience
- Advanced level required an additional two years of experience.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Basic knowledge of disability law including, but not limited to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 AA or later accessibility standards and guidelines.
Familiarity with WordPress.
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population while promoting a campus climate of inclusion and participation.
Ability to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Knowledge of assistive technologies such as (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking).
Knowledge and experience with web technologies (such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Xml, and Web content management systems).
Demonstrated experience in evaluating the accessibility of a digital product using a variety of tools and providing feedback to web site owners, web developers and designers
Demonstrated experience in evaluating accessibility using a variety of tools and providing feedback to web site owners, web developers and designers.
Effective communication skills to facilitate group discussions and communications, and ability to deliver written materials and presentations.
Strong organizational and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
Related certifications in Accessibility, Project Management, or related fields.

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