Technology Accessibility Specialist
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS,US
Job Description Summary:
The Technology Accessibility Specialist works closely with IT and OIS to make sure websites, applications, equipment and other technologies are accessible. The Technology Accessibility Specialist also provides guidance and assistance to faculty to make sure curricula and learning modules meet accessibility standards.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Computer Science, Information Systems, Instructional Technology or a related field
Extensive knowledge and application of accessibility factors, per W3C WAI guidelines & specifications (WCAG, WAI ARIA, etc.), Section 508 requirements and other relevant standards
Knowledge of assistive technologies hardware and software on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; knowledge of designing and testing methodologies on each platform
Understanding of major technologies for delivering web content including HTML and CSS
Strong project management skills
Knowledge of accessibility standards for multimedia
Ability to work collaboratively across departments
Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Masters Degree in Education, Computer Science, Information Systems, Instructional Technology or a related field.
Accessibility certifications through organizations such as IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).
Experience providing critical analysis to the work products of designers and developers
Experience using either Automated or Manual Accessibility inspection methods
Experience using assistive technologies such as NVDA, VoiceOver, JAWS, Read Write Gold, and ZoomText for accessibility evaluations
Understanding of mobile web technologies
Two or more years experience providing solutions to technology access issues with a broad array of disability populations, preferably in a higher education environment.
Experience successfully implementing a Technology Accessibility program
Experience working with students and faculty, preferably in a higher education setting
Job Duties Outlined:
Develops tools and processes for evaluating technology assets, platforms and services for their ability to comply with accessibility standards
Provides assistive technology technical support for faculty, staff and students by troubleshooting, interpreting, analyzing, and resolving problems in the use of the hardware and software used to complete required processes to ensure accessibility of material or content
Establishes and maintains guidance, checklists, how-to documents, videos and web-based resources to inform the KU Medical Center community on how to design and modify web-based and other digital content to make them accessible to people with disabilities
Responds to user-reported accessibility issues and work with the user and/or developer to determine a solution in a timely manner
Instructs and assists faculty in the development of instructional material that supports screen reader and text reader accessibility
Develops and delivers workshops and training on accessible technology, including how to ensure the accessibility of web content, instructional videos, and other electronic media in the academic and working environments
Assists in the ongoing promotion of a positive and supportive college-wide accessible instructional climate
Participates in professional networks, professional organizations and research in the area of online accessibility; participates in related committees and advisory groups
Assists the Internet Development Office in conducting web and software accessibility and usability audits by referencing WCAG2.x success criteria and Section 508 requirements
Works with TLT and faculty to review new online courses to ensure accessible instructional content
Provides technical assistance to campus committees on accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities
Consults on the development and implementation of accessible websites, enterprise level systems, online instruction platforms, and other information technology
Partners with Academic Accommodations and Human Resources in addressing individual student and employee digital access accommodation needs
$60,000.00 - $93,000.00
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://kumc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/kumc-jobs/job/Kansas-City-Metro-Area/Technology-Accessibility-Specialist_JR004138 or go to https://careers.kumc.edu/ and search for position number JR004138.
Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.
About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Centers mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu .
KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html