Digital Content Accessibility Specialist
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA,US
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
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Academic Technologies & Innovation at CSUSB, a department within Information Technology Services. Our highly qualified and experienced specialists design inclusive, pedagogically sound, and technology-enhanced environments that empower faculty to achieve their instructional goals.
By the numbers: What we do at ATI:
82% Faculty Assisted
100% Courses on Blackboard Ally (for ADA)
20% Active Learning Classrooms
100% Hybrid/Online Courses
$3.3 million saved by students using free and low-cost textbooks
Under the general supervision of the Accessible Technology Services Coordinator, the incumbent will serve as a key technical advisor to the campus community on instructional materials and digital content accessibility-related issues. The incumbent will use assistive software and accessibility tools to review and remediate digital content such as PDFs, documents, video and audio, presentations, etc. The incumbent will manage captioning workflow for the campus, including providing supervision to student labor, proofing and editing captions, adding them post-production, working with content creators across campus, interacting with an outside vendor, and offering training to staff and faculty.
Incumbent will work with faculty and instructional designers to ensure accessibility of materials posted to the LMS, including serving as the content remediation lead for Blackboard Ally and ensuring online courses meet accessibility standards for course certification. The incumbent will collaborate with Services to Students with Disabilities to ensure that online courses in the LMS and multimedia are accessible to students with applicable accommodations. The incumbent will also work cooperatively with various campus constituents to ensure that web-based digital content meets accessibility standards and guidelines. Workflow is determined by multiple priorities across various departments on campus.
The incumbent will train the larger CSUSB community on best practices and develop documentation on accessibility techniques. Duties will also include direct support to the Accessible Technology Services Coordinator in support of larger Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) goals by maintaining documentation and assisting the Accessible Technology Services Coordinator to compile ATI annual report to the CSU Chancellor's Office. As Instructional Materials (IM) lead for the ATI, incumbent shall serve as a key technical advisor to the Accessibility Services Coordinator regarding instructional materials and digital content accessibility-related issues and assist in the development of digital content related standards, policies, and documentation. The incumbent will assist in reporting on workflow and success metrics including a total number of projects completed on an annual basis.
Participation in various subcommittees and working groups, including a systemwide community of practice conference calls, will be required. The incumbent will work collaboratively with other Accessible Technology Services staff.
Candidates should have a thorough working knowledge of digital content accessibility best practices and a familiarity with assistive technologies. Additionally, the incumbent.
shall have a working knowledge of disability laws and accessibility guidelines including the ADA, Section 508, EO 111, and UDL principles and best practices.
Employment Status: Full time, exempt, temporary with the possibility of converting to permanent.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed beginning October 26, 2021.
Required Application Materials
Candidates are required to attach a letter of application, curricula vitae/resume and a list of at least three (3) professional references.
Generally, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings may be required.
Education and Experience:
Must possess a Bachelor's degree
Minimum of two (2) years of directly related experience to the duties or responsibilities specified
Working knowledge of document accessibility, including PDF remediation
Working knowledge of captioning tools and workflows
Must know various state and federal legislation that pertain to accessibility
Familiarity with assistive technologies
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with constituents with diverse priorities.
Excellent time management, prioritization, and follow-up skills to ensure workflow progression within stated deadlines
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,372.00 - $4,591.00/month
Classification Range: $4,372.00 - $10,792.00/month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to further knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experiences. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to effectively implement the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require filing a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)