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Digital Accessibility Analyst

Towson University

Towson, Maryland,US

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation's top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Towson University is looking for a candidate with the potential to be an accessibility professional and is currently accepting applications for a Digital Accessibility Analyst to provide full-time expert assistance to The Office of Technology Services (OTS) and other campus departments with digital accessibility consultation, research, review, and recommendations. This role will be critical in providing guidance on user interface and interactivity in the context of providing an online experience that is not only accessible but also allows for productive use by all audiences. This position provides the technical expertise needed to answer questions posed by The Office of Inclusion and Equity, and University Legal Counsel. Telework may be available for this position up to two days per week following the completion of 90 days of service in good standing.

Responsibilities and Duties

Reviews Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) for web apps under development or considered for procurement.
Provides technical guidance as part of the campus initiative to make technology platforms compliant with Towson University and Federal standards.
Supported implementation of the University System of Maryland's (USM) digital accessibility guidance.
Participates in procurement reviews of campus technologies.
Conducts code level and screen reader based digital accessibility audits and provide guidance to developers on and off campus.
Develops digital accessibility education materials and educates the Towson University community about digital accessibility and furthers the digital experience mission.
Participates in campus workgroups and committees when a digital accessibility expert is needed.
Manages various accessibility-related special projects.
Performs other duties as assigned or approved by this position's supervisor.



Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree in a related technical field and two years of related experience.
Basic frontend development skills: CSS/HTML.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience working in a time-sensitive role while simultaneously handling multiple projects.


Preferred Skills

DHS Trusted Tester Certification, CSUN Digital Accessibility Certification, or IAAP CPACC or WAS, and advanced understanding of the connections between effective accessible design and overall successful user interfaces for all users.


Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that includes annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Salary may vary for internal candidates based upon UPO Pay Scale. To learn more about our benefits, click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

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