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Director of Digital Resources & Content Accessibility

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA,US

Under the direction of the 504/ADA Coordinator, the Director of Digital Resources and Content Accessibility will exercise a high level of decision-making in order to lead the university’s digital accessibility compliance efforts.

Job Duties:

30% Oversee, coordinate, and implement accessibility policy, procedures, and remediation plans. This includes assessing, recommending, and procuring assistive technologies and compliant technologies and software.

30% Develop, facilitate, and provide oversight for training. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging practices and assistive technologies, web and application development trends, and digital accessibility regulatory issues as they relate to higher education institutions.

15% Direct the completion of regular accessibility audits and provide productive and useful feedback. Assist with remediation plans.

15% Oversee corrective action and resolve complaints/grievances regarding violations of the technical standards outlined in accessibility policies.

10% Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Years of Experience: 7 years

Specific Experience: Experience in assistive technology, digital resource & content accessibility, compliance with ADA 504/508, or any combination thereof. Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Deep understanding of tools to aid in accessibility evaluation. Demonstrated administrative/leadership experience. Strong understanding of functional accessibility of websites, web applications, and electronic documents for people with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education Level: Master's

Specific Experience: Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Deep understanding of tools to aid in accessibility evaluation. Experience in regulatory compliance.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:
Please attach three professional references and a copy of your official transcripts when applying.

Posting Date:
October 7, 2021

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
October 21, 2021

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap . Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ( hr@lsu.edu ).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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