Senior Accessibility SME - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

The Ohio State University is committed to diversity and a campus culture of inclusion that is necessary for a rich learning environment and essential in preparing students to work, live and contribute to in an increasingly complex society. As part of this effort, the University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and continually improving the accessibility of our campus, programs and activities.

Reporting to the Deputy ADA Coordinator who oversees the Digital Accessibility Center, this position will support The Ohio State University's campus wide digital accessibility compliance program. Under general direction, in support of Ohio State's disability inclusion initiatives, the Senior Accessibility SME will provide expertise to the university community on acquisition, development, and implementation of digital information and digital services; including documents, multimedia, websites, web and native applications. They will provide advice and consultation to campus units, vendors, and other parties as appropriate, in interpreting, understanding, and applying applicable university policy and standards for accessibility including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Accessible Rich Internet Applications 1.1, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines, etc. They will also participate in audits of campus units to ensure their processes, procedures, and plans for compliance with the Digital Accessibility Policy are being effectively implemented. They will, under direct supervision, investigate complaints under the Digital Accessibility Policy from Faculty, Staff, Students, Program Participants, and members of the general public and participate in their resolution. They will continually seek awareness and understanding of emerging accessible development practices, industry trends, and assistive technologies as they relate to institutions of higher education.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related field. or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years of experience producing high quality accessible websites, web components, web applications, or native applications; or demonstrated experience in guiding such development. Demonstrated knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technologies and their interactions with browsers and native accessibility APIs. Deep understanding of technical specifications related to web and digital accessibility including the Web Content Accessibility guidelines 2.0, Accessible Rich Internet Applications 1.1, as well as their implementation in real-world websites and applications. Demonstrated ability to set and meet targets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to make sound decisions and work independently with minimal oversight.


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