Digital Accessibility Coordinator
Job ID: R0038540 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
As a critical member of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights team, the Digital Accessibility Coordinator serves as a subject matter expert and coordinator of the University's strategic efforts to provide accessible information and communications technology (ICT) to the University community. Reporting to the University ADA Coordinator, this position works in collaboration with key partners, including the Office of the CIO, to lead a collective effort to proactively and systemically address University ICT accessibility, ensure compliance, and improve the usability of ICT resources and related services. The Coordinator exercises high levels of decision making in order to provide guidance, coordination, and support to the University community.
  • Provides strategic leadership, advice, and training to assist schools, offices, and departments in meeting University policy requirements regarding the development and acquisition of ICT.
  • Oversees implementation of the Information Technology Accessibility policy and facilitates necessary changes to the policy, as well as maintaining and advising on changes to applicable accessibility standards.
  • Collaborates with University partners in auditing and evaluating digital assets and services in use, as well as those being developed, considered for acquisition, or implemented.
  • Provides guidance, feedback, and solutions to schools, departments, and units in understanding their obligations under the policy, as well as to developers and vendors of digital content, services, and applications on accessible design and development practices.
  • Provides guidance and leadership in the selection and implementation of digital accessibility tools and training.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging accessible development practices and trends to serve as the University's subject matter expert, and stays abreast of emerging web, mobile, assistive, information, and instructional technologies and accessibility solutions.
  • Reviews and audits University websites using various tools and provides feedback and solutions to relevant stakeholders to address any accessibility or usability issue.
  • Develops and provides presentations and other educational resources focused on ICT accessibility topics for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Assists the ADA Team in responding to contacts and barrier reports.
  • Assists the ADA Coordinator and EOCR with general compliance and other substantive duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or related fieldl; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years of experience in the development of accessible websites, applications, and/or evaluating products for digital accessibility.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WAI-ARIA.
  • Working knowledge of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Section 508 and other disability laws regarding ICT accessibility.
  • Experience testing for accessibility barriers and use of common accessibility evaluation tools.
  • Experiences with digital office and workspace tools, including Microsoft Office and PDF accessibility (document remediation a plus).
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of privileged information and adhere to applicable privacy laws.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of experience producing high-quality accessible websites, applications, or evaluating products for digital accessibility.
  • Significant front-end web development experience.
  • Experience with assistive technology, including, but not limited to, screen-reading software, screen-reading magnification software, speech to text software, text to speech software, and alternative input devices.
  • Understanding of Universal Design for Learning and Instructional Design.
  • Knowledge of digital tools for teaching and learning.
  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals-certified.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility and a strong understanding of accessibility-related issues.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.



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