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Solutions Architect for Accessibility Remediation

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA,USA

UC Berkeley has launched a three-year Accessibility Project that will ensure our websites and videos are accessible to people with disabilities. The project has been established in collaboration between Berkeley IT, and the Office of Disability Access and Compliance. The IT Architect for the Accessibility Project will join a new and unique team within Berkeley Information Technology, and is responsible for creating new processes and procedures to enhance UC Berkeley’s approach to accessibility compliance with the following primary targets:

The top 200 most visited, public facing websites;
Poor or absent captioning on websites;
Awareness and Prevention Campaign.

The team for the Accessibility Project is a highly collaborative team across Berkeley IT, Disability Access and Compliance, and many key stakeholders on campus. The position involves conceptualizing, planning, designing and implementing complete and integrated information technology solutions at a large scale. The IT Architect researches and prototypes emerging technologies to help remediate accessibility issues on existing solutions such as websites and web applications; works on issues that impact design success or address future concepts, products or technologies; promotes the use of campus information technology standards as they relate to accessibility, security, privacy, and branding, and often serves as consultant to management.

This is a critical position to the success of the Accessibility Project, and in keeping with the core values of Berkeley IT:

We champion diversity. We believe that differences in experience, perspective, and identity enliven and enrich our work, strengthen our solutions and services, and uphold our commitment to access and opportunity for all. We treat each other with respect and actively recognize each other for contributions towards creating a positive, inclusive work environment.

We act with integrity. We are honest, open, and transparent. We strive to do what is right for each other and the communities we serve. Our actions reflect a high ethical standard and commitment to equity.

We deliver. We take responsibility for our work and honor our commitments to each other, our customers and our organization by delivering high-quality, timely service.

We innovate. We conceive new ways of doing things by listening to others’ ideas, remaining open-minded, fostering creative solutions, pushing our limits, and continually improving our processes.

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