Web Content Accessibility Specialist
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 5609 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)
The Web Content Accessibility Specialist provides central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in their use of the web, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining web and information technology accessibility.
Conduct comprehensive accessibility evaluations for websites and applications under consideration for purchase and deployment.
Prepare detailed reports documenting identified barriers and suggest potential solutions.
Perform regular accessibility audits of institutional and third-party websites and web applications.
Work with vendors and internal developers to implement accessibility features for web applications and software.
Implement and oversee tools for monitoring website accessibility.
Assess and remediate PDFs, Word documents, data tables, presentations, videos, and other media so they are accessible.
Establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, IT software systems and online materials.
Develop and implement training on accessibility standards for a wide variety of audiences including web designers, developers and content providers.
Effectively communicate complex technical concepts to less-technical stakeholders in a clear and easily digestible manner.
Stay abreast of legislation and national, state, and local issues affecting access for students with disabilities and ensure campus compliance to include Section 504, WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, UAAG 1.0, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, WCAG21CT, DAISY Standard and EPUB3.
Maintain currency of new web access technology guidelines and laws relating to individuals with disabilities, alternate media, distance education and electronic information.
Actively promote a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services.
Participate in professional development activities.
May teach an approved one credit bearing course per semester on an as needed basis and with divisional approval.
Perform related duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related field, earned by date of hire.
1-3 years of experience conducting web accessibility testing to identify and eliminate web technology barriers.
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