Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Web Accessibility Specialist for OIT-Enterprise Service Delivery. The Web Accessibility Specialist is responsible for providing the University web development community with expert guidance and support related to web accessibility. This position is responsible for conducting evaluations, providing training, and assisting with the remediation of identified web accessibility issues to bring the Universities web presence into compliance with the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards, ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility related laws.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Tests, evaluates, and recommends web accessibility related software and assists with designing web accessibility best practices for the University.
Perform accessibility audits of institutional websites and web applications and respond accordingly.
Evaluates websites, web development tools, and web applications under consideration for purchase.
Maintains the University's Web Accessibility website and helps documentation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in web development/design, information technology, computer science, human computer interaction or other related field from an accredited college or university required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.
Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Must have extensive knowledge in web communication accessibility barriers.
Ability to work under deadlines, plan, organize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments.
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Experience developing and delivering training workshops and webinars.
Bachelor degree or degree in progress in computer science, web design/development, information technology, or related discipline.
1-2 years working web development or IT.
Demonstrable knowledge of Wordpress, Drupal, And other CMSs.
Experience working with Adobe creative suite, PHP, HTML, CSS, and XML.
Experience in web auditing and/or project management preferred
Extensive knowledge and experience with web content management systems (Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla)
Extensive knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
Experience with web accessibility testing tools like Deque WorldSpace Comply, Compliance Sheriff, and Siteimprove
Posting Number: 19ST3646
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 97760
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.