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DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY ANALYST

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX,US

Scope of Job
Provide expert analysis to Information Technology (IT) and other campus departments with digital accessibility consultation, research, review, and recommendations. Provide guidance on user interface and interactivity in the context of providing a user experience that is not only accessible but also allows for productive use by all audiences. Provide the technical expertise needed to answer questions posed by the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity, Student Accessibility Services, Human Resources and Legal Affairs.

Description of Duties

Reviews Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) for applications under development or considered for procurement.
Provides technical guidance as part of the campus initiative to make technology platforms compliant with State of Texas and Federal standards.
Supports implementation of the University of Texas Rio Grande (UTRGV) digital accessibility program.
Participates in procurement reviews of campus technologies.
Conducts code level and screen reader based digital accessibility audits and provide guidance to developers on and off campus.
Develops digital accessibility education materials and educates the UTRGV community about digital accessibility and furthers the digital experience mission.
Participates in campus workgroups and committees when a digital accessibility expert is needed.
Develops and provides trainings as needed.
Serves as the IT representative on the Electronic Information Resources (EIR) Committee providing assistance to UTRGV stakeholders related to IT needs of sought after EIR.
Performs manual scans of web pages and resolves accessibility concerns.
Manages various accessibility-related special projects.
Performs other duties as assigned or approved by the supervisor.


Supervision Received
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited University.

Preferred Education
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited University.

Licenses/Certifications
Within one year of hiring must get DHS Trusted Tester Certification, or IAAP CPACC or WAS.

Required Experience
Two (2) years of experience in technology analysis support or development including participation in digital accessibility tasks.

Preferred Experience

Advanced skills in use of a range of accessibility OS features, accessibility auditing software and assistive technologies.
Advanced understanding of federal and state laws regarding digital accessibility.
Advanced understanding of the WCAG 2.1 AA or most recent standard for web accessibility.
Advanced understanding of captioning and transcription technology and guidelines.
Advanced understanding of PDF accessibility and remediation.
Functional understanding of the accessibility tree, Aria code and other coding standards that produce well-built accessible web content and applications.


Equipment
Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment and can be performed remote. If the work is performed remote high-speed internet and a designated workspace are required.

Other
Excellent communication skills. Experience working in a time-sensitive role while simultaneously handling multiple projects.

Physical Capabilities
N/A

Employment Category
Full-Time

Minimum Salary
Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary
Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date
10/21/2022

Grant Funded Position
No

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Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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