Accessible Technology Specialist - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1241 - Unclassified

The Accessible Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting faculty and staff with developing instructional media content in compliance with University policies pertaining to accessibility.


1.  Identifies and resolves accessibility barriers to provide accessible instructional materials, including equipment.

2.  Facilitates compliance of the university adaptive technology and alternate media services within the general requirements of the ADA, Section 504 and their applicable regulations.

3.  Supports real-time and post-production captioning services to provide accessibility.

4.  Conducts accessibility testing against WCAG 2.0 success criteria and federal requirements.

5.  Develops training materials and presents seminars to educate instructors on accessibility solutions to provide instructional content in the most accessible formats.

6.  Follows accessibility related standards and laws, including WCAG, ADA Section 504 and WAI-ARIA.

7. Develops reports to monitor and assess University or departmental accessibility efforts.

8.  Builds departmental support for accessibility advocacy through presentations and consultations on accessibility-related topics.

9.  Assists with the evaluation and development of institutional and informational media/web content in compliance with University policies pertaining to accessibility.

10. Provides tools, information resources and training to resolve technical and instructional accessibility barriers.

11. Actively promotes a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services.

12. Participates in professional development activities.

13. May teach an approved one credit hour course per semester on an as needed basis and with division approval.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, earned by date of hire
  • 2-3 years of experience providing adaptive technology interventions to solve technology access issues with a broad array of disability populations, preference for higher education environment.

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer and Information Systems, Business Systems or other similar related area of study, earned by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated experience with accessibility analysis, testing, design and development.
  • Working knowledge of US ADA Section 504 and Standards published by the World Wide Web Consortium such as WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, UAAG 1.0, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, DAISY Standard and EPUB3
  • Working knowledge of accessibility barriers.
  • Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
  • Accessibility certifications through organizations such as IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • VP of Information Technology Services
  • Accessible Technology Specialist
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Disabled Student Services
  • Other IT
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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