Digital Content Accessibility Specialist - Berkeley IT (7584U) #47129
University of California Berkeley
UC Berkeley has launched a Digital Accessibility Program to ensure that the deployment of information technology has been designed, developed and procured to be accessible to people with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies. The program and its many components have been established in collaboration between Berkeley IT and the Office of Disability Access and Compliance. The Digital Content Accessibility Specialist will join a new and unique team within Berkeley Information Technology, and is responsible for assisting with the assessment and remediation planning and tracking of public digital content, developing and/or identifying training resources, offering training, and tracking support and reporting on activities.
Historically, Berkeley has played a central role as the home of the independent living civil rights action and the civil rights movement. The team in which this role reports is doing 21st century civil rights work, and we seek individuals who can help Berkeley accomplish this critical work. The position is a highly collaborative one who engages with individuals and teams across Berkeley IT, Disability Access and Compliance, and many key stakeholders on campus including academic and administrative department personnel. The position involves auditing digital content, creating plans for individuals and departments to improve their digital presence and meet web accessibility standards, providing quality assurance testing, developing training materials and workshops, and holding consultation office hours, while tracking and reporting on status and data related to these activities. The person in this position will keep abreast of new developments with key standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, WAI-ARIA 1.2, and other applicable W3C standards. They will use their knowledge of such standards and frameworks to guide and support their daily work.
This is a critical position to the success of the Digital Accessibility Program, 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.
Salary Range: $74300 - $104400