Digital Instructional Accessibility Specialist
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
The Digital Instructional Accessibility Specialist joins the Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship, the dedicated office to the promotion of teaching, learning, and scholarship at Ohio State’s college of pharmacy. This position supports inclusive design, digital accessibility, and professional development opportunities across College of Pharmacy educational programming (e.g., PharmD, graduate, undergraduate, and outreach and engagement programs). The Digital Instructional Accessibility Specialist will provide technical support to ensure compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the rehabilitation act; work with faculty and staff to ensure that the web and digital presence of University courses are compliant with state and federal regulations and that all audiences with disabilities can easily access course content and digital resources; work closely with the OEIS instructional design team and faculty to creatively design, produce, implement, and document accessible course and instructional multimedia content in support of educational activities; and coordinates with The Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship and Technology Services Team on procurement of new educational technologies to be deployed at the college.
Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree in disabilities studies, education, instructional design, learning technologies, or related field or an equivalent combination of education; Two years of experience in technology, education, accessibility, instructional technology, or closely related field; Experience addressing issues related to accessibility compliance and applying federal policies (e.g., ADA, WCAG 2.1, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) in an academic setting.
Desired Experience: Experience in instructional design and e-authoring technologies, media in higher education and/or e-media; Experience with HTML and CSS; Professional web accessibility and/or trusted tester certifications (e.g., IAAP CPACC, WAS, or CPWA certifications); Ability to evaluate and remediate course content including multimedia and documents for accessibility; Experience with teaching faculty to make course content accessible; Fluency with screen readers, speech to text software, and other Assistive Technologies; Master’s degree in disabilities studies, education, instructional design, learning technologies, or related field or an equivalent combination of education
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.