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Brandeis University: (2) Web and IT Accessibility Position Postings

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:06:11 +0000
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Brandeis University is very pleased to share two postings:

1) Web Accessibility Specialist, reporting to the SVP of Communications

Brandeis University is looking for a Web Accessibility Specialist to educate the Brandeis community regarding obstacles to accessibility in the university’s web-based content  presence  and to train faculty and staff on how to make web-based content accessible.  This person will perform central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to departments and programs in their use of the web, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining web accessibility.

Outreach and Training
Develops, designs and implements outreach and training on web accessibility for faculty and staff.  Clarifies and communicates the accessibility requirements for all university websites including departments, institutes, and courses.  Serves as the first point-of-contact for questions about implementing changes.
Develops handouts and online tutorials and resources.  Offers workshops to provide real-time assistance to faculty/staff to launch the university’s efforts.  Partners with colleagues in Communications, Disabilities Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning in this outreach.

Design and Production
Partners with colleagues in Communications and LTS to develop accessible templates and documents.
Oversees captioning service for digital media published on the Brandeis website or Brandeis's YouTube channel.
Collaborates with clients on the creation of accessible content and its integration into  web and course sites Assist in website redesign process and ensure accessibility requirements are applied to the end product.

Monitoring and Follow-up
Trains faculty and staff on tools to assess accessibility and to respond to assessment tools.
Uses monitoring software and provides follow-up to reports.
Responsible for monitoring and reporting to the university on website accessibility compliance.

Communication
Provides advocacy and mentorship on accessibility, usability, and user-centered design to faculty, staff, and the campus.
Strives to ensure that all web interfaces are accessible to a diverse population.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of web accessibility-related initiatives across units Participates in cross-unit accessibility team

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree Strongly Preferred Four years of web design and production experience on a web development team.
Three years of web accessibility analysis, design, and development experience.
Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team oriented environments.
Experience in a higher education environment preferable; demonstrated experience working with faculty.
Skills/ability to monitor externally hosted Brandeis sites (YouTube, Facebook, etc) for accessibility.  Experience with captioning and audio description techniques.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects effectively and independently to completion.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

Licenses and Certifications
Familiar with technology accessibility laws and standards, including Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), MA-EAS1 and MA-WAS2 Working knowledge of Javascript, HTML, and CSS (AJAX, XML, Python, php/MySQL preferred) Professional knowledge of best practices for accessible web sites and applications Familiar with best practices for accessible audio/visual technologies Able to use accessibility evaluation tools, such as the WebAIM WAVE, to assess the accessibility of web sites Proficient with assistive technology tools such as JAWS or Window-Eyes (preferred) Familiar with WAI-ARIA (preferred) Experience with content management systems and learning management systems.
Strong organizational and project management skills.

How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

2)  Information Design Accessibility Specialist, reporting through Library and Technology Services

Outreach and Training -- Serves as a subject matter expert in the designs of outreach and training for web accessibility and other forms of accessible technology for course content.
Will be called upon to mentor other technologists and content producers in accessibility best practices Collaborates with clients to integrate content into sites.
Strives to ensure that all web interfaces are accessible to a diverse population Participates in cross unit accessibility team

Design and Production -- Responsible for researching and implementing tools for monitoring website accessibility compliance.
Oversees the configuration and use of accessibility evaluation and reporting tools.
Works with colleagues in the Office of Communications to develop accessible templates and documents.
Works with others within LTS to ensure new and legacy services have accessible interfaces Performs evaluations of new products and services for accessibility Provides web design and production support for web pages and web applications.
Assist in future website redesign process and ensure accessibility requirements are applied to the end product.
Reviews and monitors externally hosted Brandeis sites (YouTube, Facebook, etc) for accessibility.
Provides written assessments of potential new products and services for accessibility

Works with potential vendors on accessibility expectations in contract language

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Four years of web design and production experience on a web development team.
Three years of web accessibility analysis, design, and development experience.
Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team oriented environments. Experience in a higher education environment preferable.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population Familiar with technology accessibility laws and standards, including Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), MA-EAS1 and MA-WAS2 Working knowledge of Javascript, HTML, and CSS (Python, Perl, PHP/MySQL, AJAX, XML preferred) Professional knowledge of best practices for accessible web sites and applications Familiar with best practices for accessible audio/visual technologies Able to use accessibility evaluation tools, such as the WebAIM WAVE, to assess the accessibility of web sites Proficient with assistive technology tools such as JAWS or Window-Eyes (preferred) Familiar with WAI-ARIA (strongly preferred) Experience with content management systems and learning management systems.
Strong organizational and project management skills.

	How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.
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