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District Accessibility Services Coordinator

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA,US

Ideal Candidate Statement

The ideal candidate will have the interpersonal skills and experience working with various employees – administrative assistants, instructional aids, staff, administrators, and faculty. The ideal candidate will have a customer-service approach while balancing the act of empowering others by conducting workshops and trainings effectively. The person will also possess technical skills using various tools and techniques to ensure electronic or information and communications technology accessibility on various platforms.

Job Description Summary

Under the general direction of the area vice president, provide expertise in universal design applications and assist district employees with ensuring that documents and other information and communications technologies (ICT) are accessible using universal design techniques. Assess and fix electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, Power Point and other software applications) for Section 508/WCAG 2.0 standards compliance;

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Office productivity suites – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat
Web technologies
Microsoft Windows OS and Mac OS
Assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
The latest WCAG standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 and 508© of the American Rehabilitation Act
Learning Management Systems such as Instructure Canvas, Blackboard, and Desire to Learn (D2L)
Audit tools for evaluating accessibility on documents, websites, and other electronic media.
Current regulations on information and communications technology accessibility.
HTML semantics/tagging, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), hyperlink integrity, and remediation of Section 508 accessibility issues.

ABILITY TO:

Work collaboratively and effectively communicate with faculty and staff
Solve problems and provide recommendations and solutions
Plan and organize work
Prepare for and conduct training sessions
Serve as a technical resource for ICT accessibility to faculty and staff
Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Operate a computer and assigned office equipment
Meet schedules and timelines
Work in a team
Maintain records and files
Differentiate colors and provide guidance on color contrast requirements that meet WCAG standards
Prepare comprehensive narrative and reports
Provide services at both Fremont campus and Newark Center.
Effectively and independently lead projects to completion


Essential Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Train employees on making documents and other media that comply with Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA)
Perform live trainings for employees on universal design.
Perform periodic accessibility audits of institutional websites and web applications.
Perform complete audits and validation testing on software and documents, based upon Section 508 and/or W3C WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines.
Maintain current – knowledge of emerging trends related to accessibility of information and communications technology.
Recommend a standard tool for checking for accessibility on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
Work in collaboration with Information Technology Services, Student Accessibility Services, Distance Education, and other related departments to plan, coordinate and educate the college community about the importance of universal design.
Identify and recommend areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially as it relates to information and communications technology accessibility.
Participates in conferences and activities related to technology and accessibility.
Write detailed findings to document identified issues and recommend potential solutions and best practices for remediation of accessibility violations.
Work with third-party service providers, vendors, and serve as a liaison for information and communications technology accessibility services.
Monitor and advise on new or changing laws and technical standards related to technology accessibility.
Prepare and conduct training on accessibility related topics.
Assist in making complex documents accessible and recommend solutions for future reference.
Develop training materials and guides – to make various documents accessible such as manuals, training videos, and quick tips.
Inspect documents manually to ensure the accuracy of automatic accessible checkers.

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