Digital Accessibility Specialist

Job description

Dedicated to quality, innovation, engagement, digital accessibility, integrity and inclusion, Information Technology/Enterprise Application Services (IT/EAS) maintains the highest standards in providing a wide range of software solutions to units throughout the University of Denver (DU). IT/EAS maintains software systems that support the Universitys core business as well as develops custom applications in partnership with DU departments to enhance services to our community. Our services range from consultation to implementation to continuous support of software solutions. Services include:

  • Software implementation, support, and development
  • Secure access to institutional information
  • Database development and administration
  • Data interfaces
  • Document Management
  • Workflow solutions
  • Business Process analysis and improvements
  • Consultation with DU departments on software development or purchase
  • Data Warehouse administration, reporting, and data mining
  • Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and Dashboards
  • Application configuration and support
  • Intranet Web and Mobile Development

IT/EAS ensures the current and future software applications are efficient and effective, maintains an appropriate balance between leading-edge activities and core business processes, and provides appropriate information access and data security.

IT/EAS is responsible for all aspects of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Database Management, Data Warehouse administration, Information Analytics (BI), Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Student Recruitment CRM; Student Success CRM; and Advancement CRM, Learning Management System (LMS), Document Management and Workflow.

Position Summary

The Digital Accessibility Specialist will be a part-time, non-benefited position and will report to Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT/Enterprise Application Services (IT/EAS).

The Digital Accessibility Specialist is primarily responsible for assessing and improving the accessibility of software interfaces, websites, and online applications. The Digital Accessibility Specialist will be a critical member of the Universitys digital accessibility working group that has been tasked with hiring an external consultant to conduct a complete accessibility audit; and develop policies, guidelines, and minimum accessibility standards for software applications and websites.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Help coordinate digital accessibility audits and reporting with an external audit consultant.
  • Assess and improve the accessibility of software interfaces, websites, and online applications. Collaborate with University partners to ensure that technology-based tools and resources are accessible to and usable by all individuals, particularly individuals with disabilities, who participate in the Universitys programs, services, and activities.
  • Evaluate vendor products for accessibility by persons with disabilities, and contribute to information technology procurement processes. Confer with vendors, buyers, and department representatives; identify accommodation solutions when access problems are identified in selected software.
  • Develop, maintain, implement, and consult regarding digital accessibility technologies, policies, standards, and best practices.
  • Required Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in web development/design, information technology, computer science, human-computer interaction, or other related fields or equivalent combination of education and work experience as a digital accessibility specialist.
    • 1-3 years of experience user testing applications and websites for accessibility.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with WCAG accessibility standards and guidelines.
    • Experience with digital accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
    • Experience with web accessibility testing tools like Siteimprove.
    • Experience in higher education working environment.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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    Job No: 493278
    Posted: 10/5/2020
    Application Due: 12/4/2020
    Work Type:
    Salary: Negotiable