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Digital Accessibility Program Manager

University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA,USA

UC Berkeley has launched a Digital Accessibility Program to ensure the deployment of information technology has been designed, developed, or procured to be accessible to people with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies. The program and its many components have been established in collaboration between Berkeley IT, and the Office of Disability Access and Compliance. The Digital Accessibility Program Manager will be responsible for the implementation of UC Berkeley’s IT Accessibility Policy (ITAP), will assist with the development of local guidelines and policies to reduce campus risk related to inaccessible technology, and will manage simultaneous technical projects related to accessibility that are unprecedented in scope, magnitude, and complexity to improve people’s ability to access all technical resources on campus.

Historically, Berkeley has played a central role as the home of the independent living civil rights action and the civil rights movement. The team in which this role reports is doing 21st century civil rights work, and we seek individuals who can help Berkeley accomplish this critical work. The team for the Digital Accessibility Program is a highly collaborative team across Berkeley IT, Disability Access and Compliance, and many key partners on campus.

The position will lead and oversee digital accessibility projects with organization-wide impact to avoid potential costs related to litigation, and improve the accessibility posture of technology resources at Berkeley. The Program Manager manages multiple projects, and associated framework processes and methodologies involving departmental and cross-functional teams; and plans, coordinates, and monitors scope, requirements, schedules, budgets, resources, tasks, risks, staff and deliverables. The Program Manager organizes and leads activities relating to the management and completion of projects, and monitors related projects from initiation through completion. The Program Manager will be a member of and will work in close collaboration with the IT Accessibility Policy Advisory Committee (ITAPAC) and with particular attention to legal requirements at the federal and state level (ADA, section 504), institutional policies such as the ITAP, professional frameworks and guidelines (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, 2.2, WAI-ARIA 1.2, other applicable W3C standards), and best practices.

This is a critical position to the success of the Digital Accessibility Program, and in keeping with the core values of Berkeley IT:
- We champion diversity. We believe that differences in experience, perspective, and identity enliven and enrich our work, strengthen our solutions and services, and uphold our commitment to access and opportunity for all. We treat each other with respect and actively recognize each other for contributions towards creating a positive, inclusive work environment.
- We act with integrity. We are honest, open, and transparent. We strive to do what is right for each other and the communities we serve. Our actions reflect a high ethical standard and commitment to equity.
- We deliver. We take responsibility for our work and honor our commitments to each other, our customers and our organization by delivering high-quality, timely service.
- We innovate. We conceive new ways of doing things by listening to others’ ideas, remaining open-minded, fostering creative solutions, pushing our limits, and continually improving our processes.

Salary Range: $112100 - $185000

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