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Digital Accessibility Spec.

University of North Texas System

Denton, TX,US

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System 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.
Posting Title Digital Accessibility Spec.
Department UNT-DSI-Clear-110220
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time
Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible
Additional Retirement Information
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Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience
Department Summary
The Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research (CLEAR) was initially established in 1998 as a service to assist faculty with the development and delivery of distributed learning at UNT. Since that time, CLEAR has expanded services to support all types of instruction at UNT. The Center combines technology resources with expert consultation and personnel in course design/redesign, assessment, pedagogy and many other topics in an effort to provide faculty with “one-stop” support for creating quality courses – regardless of the instructional delivery method.

This position supports online education
Position Overview
The Digital Accessibility Specialist assists the DSI CLEAR Compliance team, other CLEAR teams involved in online course development, and online faculty by reviewing and remediating online course content and digital materials to be ADA compliant and functionally accessible to all students, including students with disabilities.
Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
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.
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge in, or a sincere willingness to learn, copyright and trademark compliance, in great detail, and work in this space in addition to digital accessibility.
Working hands-on experience with HTML/CSS in editing digital content.
In-depth experience with, and command of, MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), especially daily office productivity tasks.
Familiarity with copyright and trademark compliance.

Required License / Registration / Certification
Work Schedule
M-F 8-5 with some remote flexibility.
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

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.
Classification Title Digital Accessibility Spec.
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate
Job Duties

Ensures that online courses designed with the assistance of CLEAR are accessible to students with a wide range of disabilities.
Performs accessibility testing and auditing of course content, which includes third-party websites, software applications, different document formats, multimedia, and Canvas content.
Writes up written remediation recommendations to faculty and staff to ensure course content follows WCAG 2.1 guidelines, is functionally accessible, and follows copyright best practices.
Works closely with the accessibility and copyright compliance team at CLEAR, as well as other units in CLEAR, to determine tasks and needs.
Delivers training to faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus on the accessibility of digital materials.
Works with vendors, CLEAR, and other units as needed to ensure procurement of ADA compliant products and to improve the accessibility of third-party products.

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