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EIectronic and Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator
The Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Coordinator will develop and lead the university-wide EIT accessibility compliance program. This program is critical to Georgetown University's commitment to provide equitable and effective access to University services and information for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. The position will be responsible for ensuring the accessibility of EIT across the university, including websites, electronic instructional materials and electronic documents, video and audio, software, hardware, and systems, and EIT procurement.
The Coordinator must demonstrate experience and leadership in the promotion and implementation of EIT accessibility solutions. The Coordinator is the key advocate, expert, and first contact for the University community on questions about EIT accessibility. Duties include but are not limited to:
Develops, plans, and implements the University's EIT accessibility program based on the accessibility policy.
Reviews the current state of accessibility across the university in each of the following categories: websites, instructional materials and electronic documents, video and audio, software, hardware and systems, and procurement.
Develops detailed remediation plans and timelines for moving from the current to desired states.
Works with University Counsel and other stakeholders to keep the accessibility policy, procedures and guidelines updated.
Coordinates with partner offices across the university to get buy-in and support for the university's accessibility policy.
Monitors and audits technology accessibility compliance across the university.
Uses automated tools and manual checks to monitor accessibility compliance.
Develops and implements compliance checks for university web sites and other technology.
Oversees accessibility audits and assessments of Georgetown's websites, applications, and technology products.
Makes recommendations to university departments on accessibility compliance.
Implements outreach and training programs and documentation to help with accessibility compliance.
Ensures university contracts include accessibility requirements.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 2-4 years of related work experience; or Master's degree in related field and 1-2 years of related work experience
Basic knowledge of disability law including, but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 AA accessibility standards and guidelines
Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA)
Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes
Experience working with senior executives
Effective communication skills to facilitate group discussions and communications, and ability to deliver written materials and presentations
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population while promoting a campus climate of inclusion and participation
Strong organizational and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion
Related certifications in Accessibility or Project Management
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