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Associate Accessibility Specialist


Salt Lake City, UT,US

Salt Lake City Office
If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Vendor product accessibility evaluations

Report writing

Accessibility evaluation communication to WGU stakeholders

Accessibility remediation planning

Data collection and analysis

Fulfilling caption and transcript requests

Accessibility Q&A and consulting

Accessibility evaluation methodology research

Accessibility industry research

Course and assessment content analysis

Vendor content creation acceptance analysis

Support the creation and maintenance of accessibility training material

Accessibility training presentations

One on one accessibility coaching

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to be empathetic and understand many different user journeys

A passion for improving access to higher education for people with disabilities

Ability to read and interpret HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Ability to self-manage daily tasks and meet deadlines

Ability to accurately collect data and analyze it to identify areas of process and performance improvement

Ability to understand and explain technical and user experience issues in simple and concise language

Ability to research complex topics and find answers to questions independently

Ability to work on team projects under the direction of senior team members

Ability to study and comprehend complex technical documentation (WCAG 2.x AA, Section 508)

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in technology or equivalent work experience

Beginner to intermediate HTML, CSS, JavaScript experience

Working Conditions

This full-time position would work in the Salt Lake office

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

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