[Athen] University of Arizona - Digital Accessibility Consultant position opening

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at arizona.edu
Fri May 21 12:39:12 PDT 2021

Happy Friday, everyone!

The Disability Resource Center at the University of Arizona is hiring a Digital Accessibility Consultant! View the Job posting at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/5421?c=arizona - job description is also displayed below.

Job Description:
The Digital Accessibility Consultant works to ensure that University of Arizona’s technology-based teaching and learning software, applications, tools, and resources are accessible to and usable by all students, staff, faculty, and other individuals who participate in University programs, services, and activities. The Digital Accessibility Consultant is proactive in leading the implementation and program development of the University’s course accessibility tool, online instruction and trainings, digital content, websites, and other information technology. The Digital Accessibility Consultant develops, markets, and implements training and educational materials to advance these goals.

1. Actively participates in the establishment, promotion, and support of accessibility standards, guidelines, trainings, and techniques related to the University’s course accessibility tool, to help ensure campus-wide accessibility of digital course content. To accomplish this goal, active leadership and initiation of projects is required.
* Identifies, develops, advertises, and presents guidelines, processes, checklists, how-to documents, trainings, and other resources to support an accessible digital course environment. This responsibility includes leading trainings and creating and managing content via websites or other digital distribution methods.
* Initiates contact and collaborations to lead University personnel in researching, identifying, recommending, and implementing solutions for accessible course design based on data and reporting analytics provided by the University’s course accessibility tool.
* Serve as primary point of contact for the University’s course accessibility tool to respond to inquiries, support students, instructors, and instructional designers in the use of the tool, promote new features, and identify and troubleshoot issues.
* Serves as a consultant for institutional personnel in implementing universal design and accessible digital access solutions across University courses.

1. Supports Disability Resource Center in ensuring accessibility
* Consults with academic accommodations team to develop best practices in creating accessible course content.
* Collaborates with academic accommodations team to identify courses where consultation and training would increase access to course content.
* Develops and analyzes reports to document trends for accessible course content and impact on DRC’s alternate formats area.
* Consults with University personnel, including DRC staff, in researching, identifying, recommending, and implementing solutions to student and employee access barriers.

1. Works strategically across campus to incorporate and increase awareness about universal access and inclusive design across campus digital environments. Collaborate and assist IT accessibility team on projects as needed.

Professional activities:

* Stays abreast of emerging assistive, information and instructional technologies, solutions, standards, legislation/settlements, and design strategies.
* Plans, conducts, and reports disability and higher education research related to accessible course content and best practices for accommodations in the electronic environment.
* Develops and maintains partnerships that further the mission and vision of Disability Resources and increase the capacity of the campus to ensure access for people with disabilities.
* Provides information to other institutions about University practices and models; tracks higher education trends and service patterns.
* Participates in professional development activities through presentations, publications, attendance at conferences and/or related activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
* Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
* Experience with assistive technologies; alternate format processes and strategies; and academic technologies.
* Experience in digital and web accessibility standards and guidelines.
* Experience in creating accessible web and digital content.
* Experience in disability law, inclusive educational design, and disability frameworks and their application in higher education.
* Experience with developing and delivering professional content, presentations, and workshops.


Dawn Hunziker

Assistant Director, Digital and Physical Access | Disability Resources

The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu

drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> | itaccessibility.arizona.edu<http://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/>

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