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Olympia-Education Website Accessibility Specialist

Public Schools Personnel Co-op


Position Purpose:
To provide central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to Olympia School District teachers, operations and programs district wide on promoting, assessing, and maintaining web and information technology accessibility.
Examples of Duties

Key Responsibilities

Identify district-wide strategies and solutions to deliver accessible content on school district website and web applications.
Establish communication and monitor implementation of corrective actions with school and district support staff based on audit findings, suggesting necessary support procedures and training documentation.
Perform regular accessibility audits, including manual audits of password-protected and confidential sites, of the Olympia School District website and web applications, using a variety of screen readers and other assistive technology used by people with disabilities.
Perform accessibility evaluations for websites and applications/software under consideration for purchase and deployment.
Co-facilitate a committee to review Volunteer Product Accessibility Templates for district curriculum and web applications. Work with Olympia School District Technology Department to communicate with third-party vendors as necessary during review process.
Evaluate accessibility of external platforms that host institutional content, such as social media.
Establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to maintaining an accessible website and online materials.
Work in collaboration with departments including, but not limited to, K-12 Teaching and Learning, Career and Technical Education, Business, Human Resources, Athletics, Capital Projects, Technology, and Communications and Community Relations departments.
Review ongoing accessibility reports of district website and web applications and assist with resolution work.
Other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications


Minimum of two years of web accessibility analysis and/or related work experience.
Experience with project management, preferably with an educational institution.
Experience working effectively in high collaborative, team-oriented environments.


Bachelor's degree in a related field (such as Information Technology, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction).
Certificate in web accessibility preferred.

Supplemental Information

Skills and Knowledge

Extensive knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Xml, and Web content management systems).
Extensive knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (JAWS, ZoomText, Window-Eyes, NVDA, and VoiceOver).
Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards and guidelines, and WAI-ARIA 1.0 techniques for web content.
Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Strong organizational and project management skills. Experience with project management preferred.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
Knowledge of disability law, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Knowledge of the teaching profession and learning standards preferred.
Works well with and coordinates with others.

Outreach and Training

Develop and implement outreach and training for content providers, including teachers, operations and programs districtwide. Act as a resource for staff at the school and department levels who are using the web to deliver instructional and/or support materials.
Conduct staff trainings on accessibility tools, including accessibility checkers for programs such as Office products, Adobe, Google and InDesign. Conduct trainings on document remediation.
Develop webinars or other online training materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Olympia School District No. 111, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color or national origin, gender, marital status, or non-job related physical, sensory or mental handicap in its educational programs, activities, employment procedures and personnel practices as required by state and federal laws. Experience and expertise in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds are desirable in applicants for all district positions. Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with these laws should be directed to Affirmative Action Officer, Scott Niemann, Olympia School District No. 111, 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia, Washington 98501 (360) 596-6185. Complaint forms are available from the Affirmative Action Officer for concerns in the regulated areas of Affirmative Action, Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972) and Section 504 (Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

The Olympia School District will provide reasonable Accommodations to enable persons with disabilities the opportunity to apply for open positions and to participate in District interview procedures. Persons with disabilities or are in need of translation services are asked to notify the Human Resources Office at least three days prior to the date on which the requested accommodation is needed. Human Resources Officer: Voice: (360) 596-6185 or TDD: (360) 596-7537 or FAX: 360-596-6181.

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