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Web Accessibility Analyst

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD,US

The Web Accessibility Analyst will support digital accessibility efforts across UMD’s campus. This is a technical, on-the-ground position working directly with campus partners to identify, remediate, and educate on digital accessibility challenges and opportunities. The individual in this position will conduct testing, audits, reports, and make appropriate recommendations for remediation ensuring that UMD web-based information properties are in compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level A & Level AA.
We are looking for a passionate individual who possesses solid technical proficiencies and strong strategic, creative and planning skills that enable one to communicate, facilitate and drive web accessibility solutions to the UMD campus. The Web Accessibility Analyst will work under the general supervision of the Director of Learning Technology Strategy and the Senior IT accessibility & UX specialist, and will be a member of the Office of Academic Technology & Innovation at the Division of Information Technology.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S degree in Computer Science, Information or Graphic Design, Telecommunications, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, Education, Special Education, B.S. degree in another related field, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with front-end web development.
Experience with accessibility testing and remediation.
Knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript).
Experience with content management systems.
Knowledge of Section 508, ADA & WCAG 2.0/WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines.
Working knowledge of tools used for testing accessibility.
Working knowledge of the range of assistive technologies.
Very good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of employees and campus stakeholders. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with clients in both written and verbal fashion.
Strong organizational and project management skills to effectively lead multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
Preferences:
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information or Graphic Design, Telecommunications, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, Education, Special Education, B.S. degree in another related field, or equivalent work experience.
2+ years of experience with accessibility testing and remediation.
Prior experience with course development in the e-learning industry.
Experience developing user interfaces and accessible PDF documents.
Knowledge and experience testing web-based information with assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon, others).
Experience with accessibility testing, quality assurance tools and processes.
Strong organizational and project management skills. Effective written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
Demonstrated ability to supervise employees.
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Committed to customer satisfaction: exceptional skills in collaboration, consultation, communication, customer support, data analysis, and time management.
Driven by standards of excellence and committed to continuous improvement.
Ability to build good rapport across all levels within the organization as one of the core responsibilities is to analyze, assess and provide training solutions to a variety of situations.
High level of energy, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, creativity and commitment.
Ability to work in a busy environment and on your own initiative, be self-motivated and flexible.
Additional Certifications: Additional Information:
**This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas

Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary position involving extensive use of computers. Ability to communicate effectively and attend meetings across campus.

Posting Date: 03/10/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 03/30/2020 Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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