[Athen] POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Development of Web Accessibility Training Materials at UIUC

Jon Gunderson jongund at uiuc.edu
Thu Jan 24 06:56:52 PST 2008

Please consider this position or share this information with people you think may be interested.

Link to University of Illinois job posting:

Visiting Information Technology Accessibility Specialist

The visiting information technology accessibility specialist will develop training resources to support the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Web Accessibility Initiative. The training resources will support both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. The position will also be responsible for the delivery of training resources for the integration of accessible design techniques into mainstream training materials used to teach the creation of HTML, Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF-based resources. The person will also be responsible for coordinating the promotion, coordination and evaluation of all training events sponsored by IBHE Web Accessibility Initiative.

• Develop and maintain training materials on accessible web design for instructors

• Work with instructors statewide to include accessibility principles in the their courses and training materials

• Coordinate and develop training schedules

• Coordinate the publicity of training opportunities

• Coordinate the collection and analysis of evaluation information on training resources

• Maintain training resources on the iCITA website

• Other duties as assigned

The position requires a bachelor’s degree, masters preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in technical writing associated with web development, including HTML and CSS coding practices, graphics design, Adobe PDF creation and skills in using Microsoft Office applications is required. Strong interest or experience in working with educational technology settings, editing technical training materials and knowledge of accessible web design issues for people with disabilities is highly desired.

Additional knowledge and skills in one or more of the following technologies are preferred: Flash, Quicktime, Real Media, Windows Media Formats, XML, XSLT, PHP, Python, POSTGRES database and training evaluation.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position may become regular at a later date. This is a full-time academic professional appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 11.

Send cover letter, vita and contact information for three professional references to:

Mindy Johnson
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Rehabilitation-Education Center
1207 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

E-mail: mindy at uiuc.edu (preferred method of communication)

Voice:(217) 333-4600.

The UIUC is an AA-EOE.
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services

Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821

Voice: (217) 244-5870

WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
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