1) This position will report to the director of digital accessibility and proactively and systemically address overall accessibility of IT systems and infrastructure to improve the usability and interoperability of the University of Chicagoâ™s IT resources and instruction delivery mechanisms for people with disabilities.
2) Works with the director and the senior specialist to coordinate campus efforts to provide barrier-free computing and information technology (IT) systems and resources via hardware, software applications, web content, web tools and other online and classroom technologies.
3) Develops and implements training opportunities, processes, checklists, and instructional documents to support an accessible campus EIT environment.
4) Promotes awareness of the need for accessibility of information systems and effect systemic change. 5) Responds to user-reported accessibility issues by working with user and developers, if necessary, to determine a solution in a timely manner and documents solution.
1) Standard office environment.
1) Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Information Design, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Instructional Design, Quality Assurance, Learning Technology, Assistive Technology or other in related field.
2) Minimum two years experience training end users.
3) Experience with accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ARIA); accessibility auditing and testing tools and strategies including but not limited to VPAT and WCAG 2.0 validation toolsets.
4) Experience with assistive technology hardware and software on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; knowledge of designing and testing methodologies on each platform.
5) Experience working in a higher education environment.
6) Experience auditing websites for accessibility.
7) Experience in the field of IT accessibility.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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