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EIR Accessibility Specialist

Texas Health and Human Services

Austin, TX,US

Job Description:
EIR Accessibility Specialist (Program Specialist IV)
Performs highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work in support of the EIR Accessibility program within the Civil Rights Office. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing testing, training, purchasing, monitoring and reporting processes and procedures for monitoring and improving the accessibility compliance of all HHS electronic information resources. This includes providing consultative services and technical support to staff in IT, program areas, and administrative functions including purchasing. Prepares detailed analysis and reports relating to accessibility compliance, processes and procedures. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Development and delivery of training on EIR Accessibility Processes and Procedures including web application testing, MS Office document and presentation accessibility and PDF Accessibility.
Researches best practices for accessible web and web application development and provides code examples and related accessibility requirements to IT developers, testers and contractors.
Provides EIR accessibility subject matter expertise during requirements development for IT projects that include applications with a user interface.
Participates in workgroups to support HHS programs where automation and or reporting processes are being considered, developed or deployed.
Conducts in-depth analysis and evaluations of HHS Applications and Websites to determine compliance with HHS EIR Accessibility Policy, DIR Accessibility Rules, and Federal Laws including Sections 504, 508 and the ADA as it relates to the accessibility of EIR/ICT. Provides complete technical reports with detailed compliance findings and recommendations for improvement.
Participates in the EIR Accessibility Workgroup to identify program and administrative support needs, provide regular compliance status levels, and support the maintenance and improvement of the HHS EIR accessibility policy manual and procedures.
Provides program support through the development of MS office templates and tools, the creation and maintenance of job guides and web-based tutorials and direct one-on-one support of staff who prepare documents and forms for the agency.
Reviews processes and materials used by the HHS EIR accessibility program and develops recommendations for continuous improvement.
Provides training and guidance to agency staff responsible for the creation, purchase, or maintenance of Electronic Information Resources.
Ensures that all electronic communications, documents and reports produced for the EIR accessibility program are fully compliant with EIR accessibility standards.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Strong understanding of current WCAG accessibility guidelines, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Knowledge of W3C specifications for HTML, CSS and WAI-ARIA.
Expert in all standard MS office programs with knowledge of templates, and accessibility best practices for documents and forms.
Expert in Adobe Acrobat Professional DC including accessibility testing and remediation, manipulation of objects in the tags, order and content panes. Experienced in developing PDF forms.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in one or more of the following:
* Website/web application development
* Website/web application functional and/or accessibility testing
* Creation of accessible MS Office documents and PDFs
* MS Office template design/development
* Creating and conducting training on MS Office or Web Development
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Human Factors, or a related field is preferred.
Experience in EIR accessibility testing, development, or consulting may be substituted for education on a year for year basis or IIAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) accessibility certification may be substituted for education.

Salary Range: $3763 - $4956

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