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Canvas Accessibility Specialist

Weber State University

Ogden, UT,US

Position Title Canvas Accessibility Specialist
Requisition Number H01534P
Position Category Hourly/Work Study
Campus Location Weber State University - Ogden, UT
Hours per week 10-25
Months per year 12
Alternate work schedule
Flexible hours depending on school schedule. Lab is open M-Th from 8a-5p and Friday from 8a-4:30p.

Position to last until June 2014
Pay Grade
Job Summary/Basic Function
This position creates accessible course materials in Canvas. These hourly staff will work with the Canvas Support Supervisor and the Executive Director of WSU Online to monitor trends, gather reports, and complete work orders. Job duties include:
Collaborating with faculty who need accessibility support
Gathering data and create reports on accessibility efforts in Canvas
Remediating course files, or in other words, reformatting PDFs, MS Word docs, and online presentations so they are recognized and properly structured for screen reader software
Assist with closed captioning of videos in Canvas
Assist with creating and properly coding alternate text (alt text) for digital images
Collaborate with the Disabilities Office and the Library to create accessible and copyright free content
Provide backup technical support for the on-site Canvas Support Desk
Adhere to government regulations, university standards, department policy surrounding the usage and sharing of personal and sensitive data.
Required Qualifications
Proficient with Adobe Acrobat Pro and MS Office Suite products
Basic knowledge of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and how it functions
Must be a Weber State Student enrolled in at least 12 credits Fall and Spring or 6 credits in the Summer.
Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Must have a term GPA of at least 2.0.
Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with screen reader technology
Familiar with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Familiar with Web Accessibility checkers such as WebAIM and/or WAVE
Background Check? Yes
Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date 01/18/2024
Review Date 01/20/2024
Job Close Date 02/18/2024
Open Until Filled
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Notes to Applicant
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. This position provides a flexible work schedule for students.
ADA Essential Job Function
ADA Essential Job Function
Physical Activity of this position Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees., Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Physical Requirements of this position Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.
Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision. Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading., Required to have close visual acuity to inspect small defects, small parts at distances close to the eye., Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services,) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection).
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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