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Digital Accessibility Coordinator

The University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA,US

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Digital Accessibility Coordinator who is passionate about accessibility and about helping to make online resources available to everyone.

The Digital Accessibility Coordinator (DAC) reports to the Director of Digital Equity and Special Projects in the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI) and provides support in the coordination of the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy and Procedure. Broadly, the DAC helps to promote and support digital accessibility efforts across campus.

The DAC will coordinate, develop, present, and review educational programs for University community members to help strengthen accessibility skills and knowledge across all University constituents. They will also work as a conduit between OEDI, campus liaisons, and partners in schools and units. The DAC will also assist in the assessment of websites and applications and help to resolve issues related to accessibility across the University.

In addition to university-wide accessibility initiatives, the DAC will help execute communication projects and initiatives for the OEDI. They will assist in creating content, distributing video content, managing posts, establishing and maintaining social media relationships, and responding to followers.

Bachelor's degree in information science, library science, educational or instructional technology, marketing and communications, or a related field required. Three to five years of experience required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted per university guidelines.

Preferred experience:

Experience with or knowledge of WCAG 2.1, WAI-ARIA, HTML5 and related Web Standards.
Basic knowledge of disability law, including but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act.
Basic fluency with assistive technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking - and understanding of the experience for those using assistive technologies.
Experience with Drupal or other Content Management Systems.
Shows enthusiasm, interest, and flexibility in acquiring new or emerging technology skills.
Experience managing/supporting social media strategy
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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