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Information Computer Technology Accessibility Specialist

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH,US

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The ICT Accessibility Specialist works with the ADA Compliance Office, Procurement, Information, Technology, and Consulting (ITC) and other Dartmouth offices in the process of determining the accessibility of computer products and though an exception process. The ICT Specialist will manage all phases of the analysis and exception processes for software using Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and developing potential accommodation recommendations. In addition to providing direct service to institutional constituents, the ICT Specialist will work to develop trainings and other documents pertaining to accessible computer products.

Description

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp
Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science or related discipline.
3-5-years’ experience in a related field.
Expertise and understanding WCAG standards and their applicability to the ICT environment.
Knowledge of computer systems and the ADA, and other applicable disability/accessibility laws.
Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to multi-task and set competing priorities.
Ability to collect, interpret, and synthesize information from various sources.
Understanding of assistive technology and its applications.



Preferred Qualifications

Certified Web Accessibility Specialist
Master of Arts/Sciences in Assistive Technology


Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries
Linda Sullivan

Department Contact Phone Number
(603) 646-3920

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title
Linda Sullivan

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?
Preferred, but not required

Special Instructions to Applicants
Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy. https://policies.dartmouth.edu/policy/tobacco-free-policy

Additional Instructions

Key Accountabilities

Description
Research and review contracts, literature and exception requests on proposed software that does not meet WCAG 2.1AA standards.

Review Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT)
Review Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR)
Make recommendations regarding accessibility limitations for end users
Evaluate exception requests and make determinations/recommendation on impact


Percentage Of Time
60%

Description
Develop potential accommodations or solutions to inaccessible products.

Work with Dartmouth Disability and Access Professionals to suggest accommodations for individuals using inaccessible products/software
Work with vendor to better understand how to create access using specific platforms.


Percentage Of Time
15%

Description
Develop and deliver training related to WCAG (current version) standards and their applicability to the accessible procurement process.

Create trainings (online and in person) for members of the Dartmouth community to better understand Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Create trainings for Dartmouth community on use of WCAG guidelines in their work.


Percentage Of Time
15%

Description
Prepare materials, maintain database records, prepare reports

Creation of annual report regarding requests for accessible product exceptions, accommodations.
Maintain accurate records in database.


Percentage Of Time
10%

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
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Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $73300 - $86300

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