Electronic Information Resources Accessibility Coordinator
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX,US
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
• Experience working ADA compliance in a higher education environment.
• Experience and/or knowledge of accessible technology.
• Experience in ADA compliance monitoring in Electronic Information Resources (EIR).
• Knowledge of best practices in automated testing of websites for ADA compliance.
• Knowledge of best practices in assessing new software or hardware for ADA compliance prior to purchase.
• Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Wave.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with diverse populations in a higher education setting.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least three year of experience in IT accessibility, accessibility application consulting, or development.
• Knowledge of disability law as it applies to higher education, state and national, disability resources, rehabilitation training and information design.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in small groups to solve problems.
The role of the Electronic Information Resources Accessibility
Coordinator (EIRAC) is to provide leadership, guidance, and oversight in
Electronic Information Resource accessibility to the faculty, staff and students at Texas State University. The EIRAC will educate the university about accessibility requirements, monitor for state and federal compliance, identify tools and resources that can help, collaborate on ideas for future solutions, and support efforts to make information and services accessible. The EIRAC will evaluate and manage the continued development of university websites as well as software and hardware acquisition regarding ADA standards and compliance.
• Provides leadership and guidance, and acts as liaison to all functional areas where EIR is developed, procured or implemented. Coordinates with Office of Disability Services. Attends meetings representing IT on issues of electronic ADA.
• Remains current on best practices in electronic ADA. Recommends and advises on EIR accessibility criteria for integration into development and processes, procedures, and resource requirements. Identifies university supported standards and recommends tools for developing and testing EIR.
• Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools that meet the requirements of 1 (Texas Administrative Code) TAC 206 and 1 TAC 213); and TGC 2054.451. (WCAG 2.1, WAI, Section 508, ARIA).
• Consults with IT Business Operations and procurement staff members to ensure that accessibility requirements are incorporated into EIR procurement processes (SOWs, specifications, eceiving, etc.) to include requisitions, contracts and purchase orders.
• Plans, monitors, and coordinates EIR accessibility activities founded on a risk-based approach.
• Develops EIR accessibility strategies and implementation plans. Works with staff to develop compliance plans.
• Develops administrative reports, studies, research projects, etc., as needed. Participates in responding to Texas Department of Information Resources’ EIR Accessibility Survey as part of the Information Resources Deployment Review.
Additional Information to Applicants
Please note that working occasional evenings and weekends may be
Applicants called for an interview should be prepared to bring a certified transcript.