Academic Design - Accessibility Lead
The AD Accessibility Lead serves as the Academic Design subject matter expert on accessibility protocol, requirements, and tools across the MHE portfolio. This role is accountable for ensuring that MHE content is designed and build to meet the needs of all learners.
The major responsibilities of the Academic Design Accessibility Lead include:
Collaborate with Accessibility BPM, Sr Director Digital Strategy, and PMO to establish and train product development teams on authoring protocols, tools and efficient workflows.
Review component types to ensure accessibility compliance, providing guidance on resolving gaps.
Work with the Sr Director Digital Strategy and the PMO in conjunction with program leads and third-party accessibility vendors and or auditors as applicable to each project.
Stay abreast of industry standards and best practices, including WCAG, ADA, and UDL.
Bachelor’s Degree or related, advanced degree preferred
Excellent oral, written interpersonal, and presentation skills
Background/experience in K-12 education
Experience in product development and track record for exceeding quality requirements
Substantial understanding of digital accessibility best practices and criteria and their implications to K-12 educational product development, including WCAG, Sections 504 508, ADA, and UDL
Practical experience with assistive technology and/or testing against accessibility standards
Experience with internal process development and guideline creation
Skill in collaborating across teams to achieve desired outcomes
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