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Digital Accessibility Specialist

Miami University

Oxford, OH,US

Job Summary:

Provides supervision and direct support in the creation of alternative formats for use by students, faculty, and staff.



Duties/Physical Demands:
1. Develops and implements policies and procedures relating to alternative format production.
2. Converts digital and hardcopy materials into alternative formats.
3. Assures quality of production and on-time delivery of alternative formats.
4. Consults with faculty, staff, and students to provide training and guidance on alternative formats.
5. Maintains detailed records of alternate media transactions in the case management system.
6. Develops and implements alternative format training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
7. Facilitates the captioning and transcription of audio, video, and other multimedia content.
8. Hires and supervises student employees.
9. Responsible for onboarding and training of student employees.
10. Researches and recommends the purchase of technology and software used in creating alternative formats.
11. Ability to work under pressure with frequent deadlines, making thoughtful decisions with speed and accuracy.
12. Supervises the operation and maintenance of all alternative format equipment and software.
13. Actively promotes a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services.
14. Participates in professional development activities.
15. May occasionally teach one credit-bearing course, per semester, on an as-needed basis and with division approval.
16. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:
Require Bachelor’s degree earned by date of hire.
Require two years’ experience with alternative format production.

This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.) Additionally, this position is available to persons who currently hold an H1-B Visa sponsored by IT Services, Miami University.


Desired Qualifications:
Master’s Degree
Advanced knowledge and experience creating accessible documents.
Knowledge and experience with Universal Design for Learning.
Experience using an electronic case management system.
Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and experience with computer and assistive technologies; disability practices and procedures.
Knowledge of disability law, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Knowledge and experience with web site design, including basic knowledge of HTML and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction.
Customer service skills; including diplomatically, patiently, and successfully handling complaints, problems, questions, conflict, and suggestions.
Accessibility certifications through organizations such as IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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