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EIR Accessibility Coordinator

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX,US

Develops, implements, supports, and maintains the University’s electronic and information resources (EIR) accessibility rules and procedures, serving as the designated EIRAC to the Texas Department of Information Resources and the University central point of contact for all EIR accessibility issues and solutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Act as EIR Accessibility Coordinator for University: Oversees the performance of a variety of technical, training, planning, policy, and assessment activities for EIR accessibility. Develops, implements, and manages projects related to EIR accessibility. Directs the EIR Accessibility program activities and acts as liaison with content owners and technical staff in reviewing and implementing changes to business practices and electronic systems to ensure that all electronic documents developed meet accessibility requirements. Represents the University on accessibility matters to external entities. Assist with Procurement: Consults with administrators and procurement staff members to ensure that accessibility requirements are incorporated into EIR procurement processes. Corrective Actions: Provides guidance on corrective action plans for inaccessible websites, EIR, applications, or products. Provides direct support and accessibility training for web developers and digital content providers. Recommends and advises on EIR accessibility criteria for integration into development and testing processes, procedures, resource requirements, and schedules. Monitoring and Reporting: Develops, implements, and maintains a process for the public and staff members to report inaccessible University web content, EIR, applications, or products to the EIR accessibility coordinator. Creates reports, coordinates meetings, and makes presentations regarding status and processes for improving web and digital content accessibility. Best Practice and Education: Recommends best practices for EIR accessibility for new and existing technologies, including software, hardware, web-based applications, and documents. Duties include establishing and continually developing the framework and processes for web and digital content accessibility, creating a University web and digital content accessibility resource site, and assisting with the development of accessibility processes, procedures, and communications. Identifies EIR accessibility training needs across the institution and develops training plans to meet those needs.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Three (3) years of related experience in IT or the equivalent experience. Knowledge of web publishing and software development processes. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with direct responsibility for accessibility compliance within a higher education environment
• Advanced degree in educational technology, computer technology or a related field
• Extensive knowledge and experience with accessible Web design, principles of Universal Design and understanding of accessibility issues related to emerging web technologies, multimedia and learning environments
• Experience with HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML and other web content management systems
• Demonstrated experience developing custom accessibility solutions in a complex technology environment.

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