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Senior IT Accessibility Manager

Purdue University Global

Lafayette, IN,US

As Senior IT Accessibility Manager, you will identify, analyze, and explore technology needs for the curriculum with a focus on accessibility. You will review requests for third party tools and resources to ensure the accessibility of the tools. You will design and deliver in-person and online workshops in support related to the accessibility of teaching and learning tools. Additionally, you will consult with the curriculum development team to advise the accessibility of course materials for students with disabilities and accessibility features for supported instructional technology. You may participate as an accessibility SME on investigations and pilots of new instructional technology. You will supervise the accessibility team members.

Key Responsibilities:

Review and approve requests for implementation of third party tools and resources to ensure accessibility compliance.

Conduct in-depth Section 508/WCAG compliance assessments of the curriculum, including the review of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs), using automated testing tools and assistive technologies.

Review Section 508/WCAG compliance defects with the team and discuss possible resolutions.

Update course materials (PDF, Word documents, PPTs, videos, multimedia, websites) for accessibility compliance using assistive technologies, including screen readers, screen magnifiers, and speech-to-text applications.

Supervise the accessibility team members.

Work with vendors and staff to procure and review accessibility materials for the courses.

Develop and deliver training workshops and webinars on accessibility.

Test and pilots of new technology as related to accessibility.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Learning Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Web Development/Design, Information Technology, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Master's degree preferred.

Certification in Accessibility preferred

4 years of experience advising on the accessibility of instructional technologies and materials.

2+ years of experience with web accessibility software (e.g. Site Improve, Monsido, DubBot, Level Access)

2+ years of experience with assistive technologies (e.g. Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Claro Read, JAWS)

Knowledge of disability law, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).

Experience developing and delivering training workshops and webinars.

Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG accessibility standards and guidelines.

Experience performing accessibility remediations of documents (e.g. PDF, Word, PPT, multimedia)

Strong working knowledge and experience with assistive technologies, including screen readers, screen magnifiers, and speech-to-text applications.

Strong knowledge of Universal Design for Learning

Strong knowledge of instructional technology including learning management systems, particularly Brightspace

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Ability to work under deadlines, plan, organize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments.

Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:


Remote/Nationwide, USA
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BU00115 Purdue University Global, Inc.
Purdue University Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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