[Athen] Accessibility Job Opening

Thompson, Rachel rsthompson2 at ua.edu
Fri Jul 17 11:26:16 PDT 2015

Hi, all.

I am excited to share that the University of Alabama is hiring a technology accessibility specialist who will work in my office. Details below and application available at http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=499702. Please spread the word!

The Technology Accessibility Specialist in the University of Alabama Center for Instructional Technology will serve as the primary technical resource for accessibility-related tools and support for campus web teams. This position will provide for the implementation of web accessibility testing and reporting tools, as well as enabling solutions to technology accessibility and usability related issues. This person will also be responsible for creation and maintenance of UA's online accessibility resources, evaluating and testing tool/service accessibility status, and communicating with individuals and small groups about technical aspects of accessibility. Successful candidate will work in a collaborative team environment, and be responsible for advising, consulting, developing, structuring and implementing web-accessibility solutions to maintain compliant online content. They will coordinate remediation efforts with employees and vendors to meet standards for online content. They will participate and contribute to campus efforts and professional groups regarding web accessibility.

Applicants should have: Bachelor’s degree or higher related to web development, technology accessibility, or related field and 2 years professional experience. Working knowledge of WCAG 2.0 guidelines, WordPress, and common web development languages and tools. Experience making existing and new sites meet accessibility guidelines. Ability to communicate technical information to groups or individuals with varying technical skill levels. Experience with assistive technology.

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
Center for Instructional Technology
University of Alabama

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