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Background Check Statement:
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Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
A minimum of three years of applicable experience working area of accessibility and technology.
Earned undergraduate degree.
Knowledge of computer and assistive technologies, disability practices and procedures.
Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, related to accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Knowledge of standards, requirements, and regulations regarding confidentiality of information.
Skills in effectively communicating complex technical matters both verbally and in writing.
Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting.
Be well versed in a variety of common electronic communication accessibility experiences on mobile devices.
Knowledge and application of current assistive technologies, including screen reader software, speech to text, and accessibility tools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance and resources related to accessible content development software, hardware, databases, web resources, networks, mobile devices in relation to accessibility.
Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Provide the University with leadership, education, training, and resources to promote and ensure the accessibility of web-based resources, content development, and learning technologies, etc.
Provide technical assistance and resources related to accessible content development software, hardware, databases, web resources, networks, mobile devices in relation to accessibility.
Evaluate and remediate media into accessible formats such as PDFs, documents, presentations, and videos.
Establish guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, content within learning management systems, IT acquisitions, and materials.
Participate in the review of accommodation requests for determinations of eligibility for appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations.
Assist in the implementation and coordination of approved accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services for individuals with disabilities.
Perform audits on software and documents, based upon Section 508 and/or accessibility guidelines such as W3C, WCAG 2.1.
Maintain a working knowledge of changing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities, including: FERPA, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related civil rights law and regulations.
Masters degree in related field/area.
Related experience at an institution of higher education.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Department: Office of Disability Resources - 285100
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.