Digital Accessibility Specialist
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX,US
Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.
Digital Accessibility Specialist
Full Time/Part Time
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Growth in HSC’s online learning presence in multiple areas has prompted the restructuring of the Departments for the Center of Innovative Learning and INCEDO (continuing medical education) into one Division of Academic Innovation. This new division leads online learning, traditional courses, faculty and staff development in education, and continuing education credit for clinicians participating in our activities.
The Digital Accessibility Specialist assists the Educational Development team in the Division of Academic Innovation, as well as online, microcredential, and continuing education faculty and subject matter experts by reviewing, revising, and remediating online course content and digital materials to be ADA compliant and functionally accessible to all learners, including learners with disabilities.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education and three years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification in digital accessibility such as CPACC, TxDLA Digital Accessibility Specialist Certification, or similar.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrable knowledge of UDL principles, WAI-ARIA and WCAG 2.1 guidelines, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and/or assistive technology
Master’s Degree in Education, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Curriculum & Instruction, Disability Studies or a related field
Familiarity with Canvas Learning Management System
Required License / Registration / Certification
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm on campus with flexible work arrangement available. Occasional remote work may be available.
Driving University Vehicle
This is a security sensitive position.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Digital Accessibility Spec
Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate
Ensures that online courses designed with the assistance of the Division of Academic Innovation are accessible to students with a wide range of disabilities and learning needs
Ensures that microcredentials and continuing education experiences designed with the assistance of the Division of Academic Innovation are accessible to learners with a wide range of disabilities and learning needs
Conducts accessibility reviews of digital learning materials
Delivers training to faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus on the accessibility of digital materials