Document Accessibility Specialist
University at Albany
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.
Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.
The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany's Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill an Information Systems Assistant/Document Accessibility Specialist position in Albany, NY.
Description of Duties:.
The Information Systems Assistant/Document Accessibility Specialist is responsible for testing and remediating documents and other content to meet or exceed current federal and NYS accessibility guidelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Remediate documents and other content to meet or exceed current federal and NYS accessibility guidelines.
Use accessibility testing tools and assistive technologies as needed to ensure conformance and accuracy.
Keep current with all relevant policies and practical aspects of accessibility as related to documents, audio and video files, and other web-based postings.
Design and develop document and file templates that adhere to accessibility guidelines.
Track and log document and template changes and provide reports as requested.
Advise staff on policy and best practices for creating accessible materials.
Work with staff to streamline related processes, including web requests, document submissions, remediation, and approvals.
Create related reference guides and other instructional materials as needed.
Assist in the development of online and/or face-to-face trainings on accessibility topics for internal and sponsor staff.
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE recognized organization, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in computer science, information technology, human-computer interaction, accessibility, or another related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and Section 508 Accessibility Standards.
Can provide examples of accessibility-related projects.
Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Significant experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Basic experience with HTML and web authoring.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse groups.
Ability to handle multiple projects and meet posted deadlines.
Excellent writing skills.
Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in computer science, information technology, human-computer interaction, accessibility, or another related field.
Experience in the audit, testing, and remediation of documents and other web-based content.
Experience with Adobe InDesign and FrameMaker.