The University of Cincinnati's Information Technologies invites applications for IT Accessibility Program Manager to join a thriving and engaged team of scholars and professionals supporting excellence in learning technologies.
The Office of Information Technology has long collaborated with other campus offices to provide technology and support for students, faculty and staff for eLearning. Under general supervision of the IT Accessibility Program Director, the IT Accessibility Program Manager provides the entire university with professional technical expertise and program management in partnership with the UC Accessibility Network (AN) ensuring the sustainment of the EIT Accessibility Policy and WCAG 2.0AA guidelines.
The IT Accessibility Program Manager will be responsible for facilitating the AN operational initiatives including tracking and reporting progress, leading AN communication efforts including daily support of the AN website, and supporting the IT Accessibility Program Director in ensuring accessibility of new systems. This individual will also have a focus on ensuring the development, revision, publication and maintenance of accessible web, digital and mobile content in conjunction with emerging technologies and industry transformation.
This position will contribute to the ongoing operations of the Accessibility Network such as:
Track and report ongoing AN operational initiatives.
Manage communication initiatives including the AN website, email communications, newsletter updates.
Ensure third party EIT is accessible by reviewing and testing products, providing support and guidance regarding test results, remediation plans and accommodations.
Create and manage accessibility resources for UC’s third party EIT.
Support UC’s annual Digital Inclusion Day activities through project management.
Support the Accessibility Network efforts to educate the university community about ADA/504/508 accessibility compliance initiatives.
Other duties as assigned
Candidates must have an understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA standards, experience with testing for accessibility including, but not limited to, the use of a screen reader. Other essential qualities include a strong team orientation, flexibility, interpersonal communication skills, and strong time management.
Bachelor's degree with 3 years experience; -OR- Associate's degree with 5 years experience; -OR- 7 years experience.
Experience in EIT accessibility, program management or a technical background
Understanding of regulatory standards and requirements for web accessibility (such as the WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 accessibility standards)
Experience supporting faculty/staff in the implementation of accessibility requirements and best practices.
Completion of Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong understanding of functional accessibility of websites, web applications, & electronic documents for people with disabilities.
Experience with disability non-discrimination provisions of state and federal laws or at least 1-year experience in regulatory compliance.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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