Web Accessibility Coordinator & Developer
California State University, Stanislaus
(Classified as: Analyst/Programmer, Career)
Full time position available on or after April 6, 2020 in Communications & Public Affairs.
Under the general supervision of the Director for Communications and Creative Services and the lead direction of the Senior Web & Electronic Communications Developer, the Web Accessibility Coordinator & Developer provides the entire university with professional technical expertise ensuring the development, revision, publication and maintenance of accessible web content. The Coordinator employs Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), related disability law and California State University (CSU) policy as each applies to web content accessibility. The position will be fluent in all aspects of web development and will aid and backup the Senior Web & Electronic Communications Developer as needed.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Perform accessibility reviews (automated and manual) utilizing assistive technologies software applications (JAWS, ZoomText, VoiceOver) and provide written remediation recommendations on campus websites, electronic documents (including PDFs).
Develop remediation priorities and execute remediation on all high-level University pages and websites.
Develop a web-based repository for web accessibility training materials and reference guides for Web Content Management System (Drupal).
Lead group or individual training for departmental website contributors and other campus departments regarding accessible website content.
Coordinate with website contributors to develop remediation plans and program implementation plans.
Coordinate requirements for equally effective alternate formats, when appropriate
Collaborate with the Office of Information Technology's web applications team to audit and test and establish technical specifications to bring all internally built web applications up to current accessibility standards.
In collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, University Communications and Academic Technology, lead campus efforts to develop and implement campus-wide initiatives for assessing the accessibility of online university resources, creating accessibility standards, implementing best practices when appropriate and creating campus awareness of technology accessibility in general. Actively participate in appropriate CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) system-wide discussions (e.g. CSU Web Community of Practice) and Web-related campus-wide committees that focus on providing disability access to the web and digital content.
Collaborate with other CSU campuses and the Chancellor's Office to identify approaches and best practices for compliance with accessibility requirements that pertain to web and digital accessibility. Lead efforts to implement these practices, when appropriate.
Assist in the programming and ongoing maintenance of website pages including content updates, coding and graphics.
Develop test plans and work with customers and technical staff to troubleshoot and debug website performance and software issues.
Assist in the development of web templates and style sheets.
Assist in web content remediation.
Administer, manage and train users on automated web assessment tool(s) for the campus (e.g. HiSoftware Sheriff & Deputy, Wave, etc.).
Provide quarterly web accessibility statistics and/or written reports regarding campus-wide website compliance effectiveness.
Develop and maintain current campus-wide best practices for meeting web and electronic, document accessibility compliance requirements.
Complete and submit annual web accessibility reports to the Chancellor's Office.
Stay current in practices, procedures and guidelines for compliance with federal and state laws as they relate to website and electronic document accessibility from a strategic, programmatic and operational campus-wide perspective (e.g., WCAG 2.1 standards).
Stay current with web design trends and user interface frameworks (ex. Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.).
Maintain fluency in all aspects of web development and aid and backup the Senior Web & Electronic Communications Developer as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications or a related field (or equivalent training and applied experience).
Two years of experience in accessible website design and development in a professional setting.
Ability to balance the needs of current web design trends and desires of campus consumers with current accessibility standards and principles.
A minimum of one year of experience in providing one-to-one and group consultation, training and presentations on digital accessibility as applied to higher education.
Experience using Drupal and other web content management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge base in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements regarding information systems, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Working knowledge and skills in the area of assistive technology and understanding of how individuals with disabilities interface with accessible digital content.
Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Cloud and automated web accessibility evaluation tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles as applied to coordinating, evaluating and reporting on campus-wide accessibility projects.
Previous experience working with students and employees with disabilities in higher education.
Embody the following competencies:
* Favor collaboration and teamwork
* Meet schedules and timelines
* Effective communication skills across a variety of venues
* Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
Demonstrated basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions.
Knowledge of assistive technologies (JAWS, ZoomText, VoiceOver, etc.).
Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.
Knowledge of accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Ability to use applications software, data structures and utilities, operating systems and communication interfaces within the computing environment.
Ability to develop program implementation plans, install software, CMS modules and apply fixes.
Knowledge of network configuration, programming and protocols.
Knowledge of organizational and project management skills.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Keyboarding and Mousing
Repetitive Motion of Upper Extremities
$3,470 - $6,681 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $3,470 – $4,511 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)