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Accessibility Developer

University of South Carolina

Richland, SC,US

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Diversity Statement
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.
Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes
Position Description
Advertised Job Summary
Do you have a passion and dedication for helping those with disabilities?

Are you seeking a rewarding and unique challenge in building a Universities Digital Accessibility program?

Then look no further!
We want you in the Division of IT where our passion for equal access is what drives our Digital Accessibility program.
The Digital Accessibility Team’s has a laser-focus on making content and digital assets accessible for people with disabilities

So, what’s the day-to-day?
You’ll have a unique sense of purpose and satisfaction unlike any other job!
You’ll use gap analysis reports to build and maintain a dashboard for key accessibility metrics
You’ll manage and update the University’s digital accessibility website
You’ll complete critical work on remediation road maps and accessibility best practices.
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PERKS:

Competitive Salary + Some of the BEST benefits you can find!
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Work-Life-Balance: Full-time pay with a 37.5 work week– Fully Remote Eligible
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Generous paid time off
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An engaging and collaborative environment
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Our location is next to the iconic UofSC Horseshoe, surrounded by amenities, so you’ll love where you work!
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A world-class team of supportive, united, and approachable IT Professionals
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in computer science or 6 years equivalent work experience, Understanding of WCAG 2.1 in practice. Thorough understanding of HTML 5, Javascript, ARIA, CSS, and multiple CMS’s. Understanding of the workings of accessible technology such as JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA, ZoomText, and keyboard only navigation.
Preferred Qualifications
At least 10 years of full-time development experience with at least 6 years based on accessibility. Experience using reports from automated testing platforms and being able to translate that to best practice remediation. An intermediate level of being able to use accessible technology to test best practices. Excellent communication skills surrounding person first language and ADA standards as they apply to Higher Education.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Advanced knowledge in digital accessibility best practices. Substantial experience with large scale front end development projects. References which indicate a history of advocacy for accessibility as well as a drive to go above and beyond basic requirements. Demonstrated interpersonal, customer service and written/oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to develop an effective, collaborative working relationship with a variety of representative groups with potentially dissimilar priorities. Demonstrated judgment and discretion in working with sensitive, confidential information and matters. Ability to communicate technical standards and best practices to individuals with little to no understanding of WCAG 2.1 or the ADA.

Salary Range: $63707 - $63707

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