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Web Accessibility Developer

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ,US

The University Technology Office (UTO) Development team at ASU is seeking a highly motivated Web Accessibility Specialist to create, guide and support the accessibility of responsive web projects, mobile applications, and our growing base of cutting-edge products. UTO Dev is a diverse team of 90+ developers and analysts that provide robust, secure software and systems to the University community of students, faculty, and staff.

Join a growing design and development team focused on simple, engaging user-centered solutions. Our UX team plays a pivotal role in the strategy, conception and design of our innovative digital solutions. You must be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in order to be flexible and responsive in our fast-paced collaborative peer environment.
Our web accessibility specialist will work closely with business analysts, project managers, developers, and project owners to evaluate websites and applications for accessibility, guide accessible design and development, and assist with the remediation of accessibility issues. You will have to effectively communicate and present accessibility findings for review and feedback.

The focus of this position is on ensuring that all ASU websites and applications are accessible. You’ll need to identify high-risk sections of the ASU web; develop creative ways to address web accessibility issues domain-wide; and work with diverse teams to develop accessibility plans and to direct accessibility efforts for the university. You’ll have to distill accessibility goals into well thought-out, actionable design, development and training projects.

Job Family

Information Technology

Department Name

DEV Application and Design



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Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date




Essential Duties

Evaluate existing and new sites, platforms, and mobile applications against W3C WCAG 2.1 level AA accessibility guidelines, using manual testing, automated tools and assistive technologies.
Write detailed findings to document identified issues and recommend potential solutions and best practices for remediation of accessibility violations.
Assist with web and mobile accessibility and user testing of digital products.
Develop and deliver informative, useful, and high-quality outreach presentations and training workshops.
Remediate accessibility issues in Drupal and other websites and applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree Information Technology, Computer Science or closely related. 3 years web and database including creating and updating table structures and views as well as CSS development.

Desired Qualifications

Intermediate to expert knowledge of semantic HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
Demonstrated knowledge of web and mobile accessibility, including WCAG 2.1 and WAI-ARIA guidelines.
Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technologies, including screen reader software (JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA).
Experience in remediating accessibility issues in websites and applications (both desktop and mobile), electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and multimedia (video).
Experience performing manual and automated web accessibility evaluations and creating a written report, including recommendations for remediation.
Demonstrated knowledge of disability law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Experience in using written communication skills for documentation and audit reports.
Experience in using verbal communication skills for training, consulting and development.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of universal design standards.
Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS), preferably Drupal.

Working Environment

Use PC and use hand/fingers for repetitive motion (keyboarding/typing)
Sit or stand for extended periods of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
Communicate both orally and in writing, and read/interpret written and oral instructions/directions
May require lifting of items weighing up to 40 pounds

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