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Web Content Accessibility Specialist

Miami University

Oxford Campus, OH,USA

VP of Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services
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Job ID: 5609 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)

The Web Content Accessibility Specialist provides central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in their use of the web, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining web and information technology accessibility.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Conduct comprehensive accessibility evaluations for websites and applications under consideration for purchase and deployment.
Prepare detailed reports documenting identified barriers and suggest potential solutions.
Perform regular accessibility audits of institutional and third-party websites and web applications.
Work with vendors and internal developers to implement accessibility features for web applications and software.
Implement and oversee tools for monitoring website accessibility.
Assess and remediate PDFs, Word documents, data tables, presentations, videos, and other media so they are accessible.
Establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, IT software systems and online materials.
Develop and implement training on accessibility standards for a wide variety of audiences including web designers, developers and content providers.
Effectively communicate complex technical concepts to less-technical stakeholders in a clear and easily digestible manner.
Stay abreast of legislation and national, state, and local issues affecting access for students with disabilities and ensure campus compliance to include Section 504, WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, UAAG 1.0, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, WCAG21CT, DAISY Standard and EPUB3.
Maintain currency of new web access technology guidelines and laws relating to individuals with disabilities, alternate media, distance education and electronic information.
Actively promote a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services.
Participate in professional development activities.
May teach an approved one credit bearing course per semester on an as needed basis and with divisional approval.
Perform related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field, earned by date of hire.
1-3 years of experience conducting web accessibility testing to identify and eliminate web technology barriers.

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer and Information Systems, Business Systems or other similar related area of study, earned by date of hire.
Demonstrated experience with Web accessibility analysis, testing, design and development.
Working knowledge of accessibility barriers to the Web.
Strong working knowledge of website design, development and remediation, including HTML, CSS, ARIA, WCAG 2.0 standards.
Working knowledge of US ADA Section 504 and Standards such as WCAG 2.x, ATAG, UAAG, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, DAISY Standard and EPUB.
Knowledge of assistive technologies and accessibility-related software including JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, ZoomText, MAGic, Dragon NaturallySpeaking or other speech recognition software.
Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction.
Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team-oriented environments.
Familiarity with scripting languages (PHP, JS).
Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Accessibility certifications through organizations such as IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).

Hours Per Week/Percent Time:
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M-F, 8-5
Benefit Eligible:
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, List of Three References, Resume
Application Types Accepted:
Criminal Background Check Required:

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