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Digital Accessibility Specialist

Iowa State

Ames, IA,US

The Digital Accessibility Lab at Iowa State University is a physical and digital space that is expanding its reach. In order to do this work, we are seeking a Digital Accessibility Specialist who will assist in navigating our focus needs which continue to be defined. In this role, your skills and expertise will contribute to that direction, in part by managing the review of digital products for accessibility compliance while applying a working knowledge of ADA, Section 508, Section 504, and WCAG 2.0/2.1 and having an understanding of current assistive technology.
Creative thinking and experimentation are strongly encouraged while new processes can be explored, and additional projects can be added to enrich both personal and professional growth. The Digital Accessibility Lab is included in several grants with faculty and it is important to sustain and create partnerships across campus for research. Our work involves designing and evaluating websites, apps, games, course materials, and other digital products.
Example of Duties

Manages a program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with the objectives of the university
Plans, monitors, and manages an internal or external project from initiation through completion
Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, and staffing for assigned program
Monitors and manages budget and ensures that the program meets the overall objectives of the university
Develops public relations initiatives, workshops, seminars, surveys, or other activities to promote the program and carry out its objectives
Acts as a representative of the program
Participates in project management
May secure external funding as needed

Level Guidelines

Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision
Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode
Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope
Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained
Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate
May lead projects of limited scope and complexity
May provide guidance to students

Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:

Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;
Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
Life insurance and long-term disability;
Flexible Spending Accounts;
Various voluntary benefits and discounts
Employee Assistance Program;
Wellbeing program;
This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.

Appointment Type:
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
Time Type:
Full time
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Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Original Posting Date:
March 29, 2022
Posting Close Date:
April 10, 2022
Job Requisition Number:

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