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Accessibility Analyst

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH,US

The Accessibility Analyst will play a critical role in assisting the SNHU's information technology organization (ITS) in making continual improvements to the accessibility of the technical assets within ITS’ responsibility. The Accessibility Analyst will provide digital accessibility support and consultation to ITS and other university organizations. The primary goal of this position is to help ITS staff and the university with acquiring, selecting, developing, and conducting accessibility training. The Accessibility Analyst will also assist teams with assessing, reporting, and the general support of Electronic & Information Technologies (EIT) staff striving to deliver accessible experiences to all members of SNHU’s community of users.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Consult with ITS staff to support monitoring and/or mitigating EIT for accessibility, providing guidance on appropriate accessibility testing tools and interpreting test results
Consult with ITS and business units on best practices and impacts to EIT accessibility across digital content creation, visual/UX design, software and platform configuration, technical development, and testing
Manage the reporting of EIT accessibility compliance for all of ITS, and consult with the individual platform and application teams on platform/application level assessment and reporting
Recommend potential resources or solutions to address accessibility barriers based on WCAG 2.x AA and Revised 508 compliance standards
Curate and/or develop accessibility training
Provide training on EIT accessibility and universal design (online, instructor led, other)
Perform accessibility reviews for EIT acquisitions, including Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) review and interpretation
Support the development, collection of and reporting on EIT accessibility key performance indicators (KPI’s) for ITS EIT and stakeholder reporting
Develop accessibility awareness among SNHU stakeholders, increasing their ability to identify opportunities for delivering more accessible experiences to SNHU users
Participate in the development and refinement of the proposed direction for ITS accessibility operations

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience using, designing, testing and/or developing with HTML, CSS, browsers, common mobile or desktop operating systems, and general web-based technologies
Experience coaching and training professionals
Willingness to master a working knowledge of current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.x AA
Willingness to develop a working knowledge of relevant accessibility and disability laws, standards, and regulations, including ADA, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Revised 508 standards
Willingness to develop a working knowledge of user experiences and impacts to accessibility for users of assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, braille displays, assistive learning tools, closed captioning, and more
Certification or comparable experience in web design and development, human computer interaction, computer science, or related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity and/or experience with front-end/web development
Familiarity and/or experience with content remediation
Familiarity and/or experience with accessibility audits and reporting
Familiarity and/or experience with assistive technologies

Work Hours:

8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday, with with flexibility to meet business needs.

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

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