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Position Announcement on Information Technology Accessibility at UIUC

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 13:53:51 -0600
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The following position announcement is an exciting opportunity at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (UIUC) to become part of a new 
campus initiative to bring Universal Design to campus Information 
Technologies.  UIUC has been a leader in providing services to students 
with disabilities since 1949, and this initiative builds on that history to 
improve accessibility to higher education in the information age.  This 
person will work closely with me to support campus efforts in improving the 
design of information technologies to be more accessible to people with 
disabilities and supporting students in the use of assitive 
technologies.  Please consider this position for yourself or send to people 
you think would be interested.  People with disabilities are encouraged to 

Thank you for your help and interest,
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.

Position Announcement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Applied Life Studies
Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services

Applications are invited for the position of Visiting Software Development 
Specialist (position may become permanent at a later date) in the Division 
of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES), College of Applied Life 
Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  This is a full-time, 
12-month, academic professional position.

Responsibilities:  Working under the direction of the DRES Coordinator of 
Assistive Communication and Information Technology, the Software 
Development Specialist will support University of Illinois departments in 
the deployment of accessible information resources.  Responsibilities 
include but are not limited to:

1) Develop and evaluate information technologies to enhance the 
accessibility of information technologies by people with disabilities;

2) Improve the accessible web publishing features of authoring tools.

3) Demonstrate accessible web design through web applications.

4) Enhance the accessibility of operating systems and applications.

5) Provide training on accessible information technology design.

6) Provide technical support in accessible information design.

7) Provide information and/or assistive technology support for students 
with disabilities.

Qualifications:   A Master's Degree in Computer Sciences (or related 
field), and two years of experience in accessible software technologies are 
required.  Training and/or experience in assisting persons with 
disabilities in accessing information technologies are preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Proposed Starting Date:  February 1, 2004.

Closing Date:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be 
received by January 16, 2004.

To apply:  Submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names, addresses 
and telephone numbers of three references to:

Nancy E. Mansfield
Administrative Aide
Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services
1207 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL  61820

For additional information, contact Nancy Mansfield at 217-333-4600, or via 
email at nmansfie@uiuc.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund

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