Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology Specialist
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Digital Access: Learning, Assistive, and Adaptive Technologies Provides subject matter expertise, evaluation, testing, advocacy, training, and technical assistance in the curricular and extra-curricular arenas for campus wide compliance with Section 504, Section 508, and the ADAA (2008), WCAG 2.0 Level AA. This position performs assistive and adaptive technologies assessments for students and implements appropriate assistive and adaptive technologies and follows up on effectiveness of the technologies.
508 and WCAG Compliance
Develops, implements, , maintains, and regularly analyzes and revises all aspects of Alternative Content/Format Accommodations processes. Perform Section 508 evaluation, testing, and remediation of files that include, but are not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF to ensure access to persons with disabilities who utilize screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Coordinates the make-up testing and accommodated testing for the campus. Leads and trains the student worker test proctors to ensure that all test proctoring requests are correctly implemented including, but not limited to extra time, private rooms, NPRO and ATI exams, assistive technology, computer-based exams, and paper-based exams.
Communicate with prospective students and their families about potential accommodations, the process for requesting accommodations, and the role of ARC in supporting student success facilitate communication between students and faculty in compliance with Section 504 and ADA regulations.
Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973, WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards, and W3C to ensure compliance of accessibility laws and regulations.
Expertise in Section 508 evaluation, testing, and remediation of files that include, but are not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF to ensure access to persons with disabilities who utilize screen readers or other assistive technologies
Expertise in reviewing and evaluating disability documentation to approve/provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students.
Knowledge of and experience in the accommodation process and procedures in higher education settings
Skills in assistive and adaptive technologies sufficient to recommend and facilitate easier navigation for all end users.
Proficiency in PC and Mac platforms sufficient to proof, edit, create accessible documents.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse populations and individuals with disabilities.
Ability to understand written and spoken English sufficient to explain complex processes to students, staff, and faculty
Preferred Qualifications Other Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, you must be in good standing with Minneapolis College.
We are a public two-year career and technical college, enrolling nearly 10,000 for-credit students annually. Located in the heart of Minneapolis, we actively partner in initiatives to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Minneapolis College is where you can map out your future. We provide an education designed to take you to the places you want to go in life. We offer affordable pathways to high-quality degrees, diplomas, certificates and more. You’ll engage with the world through a diverse lens, while drawing on our supportive learning environment.
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available at Minneapolis College Public Safety or directly at https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety.
Recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon employer offering support for veteran and military students Recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon employer offering support for veteran and military students – visit this link for additional information or https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/support-services/veterans-services.
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
Public pension plan
Training and professional development
Paid vacation and sick leave
11 paid holidays each year
Paid parental leave
Low-cost medical and dental coverage
Prescription drug coverage
Wellness programs and resources
Employer paid life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Health care spending and savings accounts
Dependent care spending account
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
Posting Number MC20-406P Re-posting Yes Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 10/27/2023 Close Date 11/13/2023 Open Until Filled Special Instructions Summary
Must be in good standing with Minneapolis College.
Accept Applications No Posting Contact email@example.com Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) employer. A member of the Minnesota State colleges & universities system.
Salary Range: $47000 - $47000