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Web Accessibility Specialist

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, New Jersey,US

Recruitment/Posting Title
Web Accessibility Specialist

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Information Technology

Department
OIT-Enterprise Service Delivery

Overview

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Web Accessibility Specialist for OIT-Enterprise Service Delivery. The Web Accessibility Specialist is responsible for providing the University web development community with expert guidance and support related to web accessibility. This position is responsible for conducting evaluations, providing training, and assisting with the remediation of identified web accessibility issues to bring the Universities web presence into compliance with the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards, ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility related laws.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Tests, evaluates, and recommends web accessibility related software and assists with designing web accessibility best practices for the University.
Perform accessibility audits of institutional websites and web applications and respond accordingly.
Evaluates websites, web development tools, and web applications under consideration for purchase.
Maintains the University’s Web Accessibility website and helps documentation.

Salary Range: $56000 - $86000

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