Position Available: IT Accessibility Consultant


Evening / Weekend hours required: No

Hours / week: 20

Pay Rate: $15 / Hour

Work Study: No

The successful candidate would assist the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center.s (ATAC) Accessibility team in their role of achieving the goals and milestones of the UITS Accessibility Initiative. We work to evaluate and address the accessibility of IT and other services to ensure access for people with disabilities as well as provide training on how to develop accessible technology, content, and services. The successful candidate will acquire in-depth knowledge about how people with disabilities access technology, how to perform multiple levels of accessibility audits, best practices for creating accessible web sites and documents, and how to remediate accessibility issues to support IT access for students, faculty, and staff in a higher education environment. Job responsibilities:

Job responsibilities:

  • Learn and master accessibility auditing and accessible content creation techniques
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about how people with disabilities access technology
  • Participate in high and low level accessibility audits and client meetings
  • Provide direct support to aid UITS staff in the remediation of accessibility issues
  • Participate in presentations and trainings on different accessibility topics
  • Track work, report metrics, and organize tasks

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required
  • Able to visually evaluate images and visual layouts of information
  • Skills in debugging web technologies
  • Personable and have excellent customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Detail oriented and able to work effectively and efficiently with a minimum of supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of accessibility laws and guidelines (Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 508, WCAG 2.0)
  • Working knowledge of user experience, universal design, accessible design, and human interaction factors
  • Working Knowledge of disability awareness, how users with disabilities access technology, and assistive technologies
  • Skills working with advanced programing languages (WAI-ARIA, jQuery, PHP, etc.)

    Please include a resume, cover letter, and links to any online portfolios or Web sites for which you were the primary designer or developer.

    Applicants should apply at https://jobs.iu.edu/ and refer to listing #10344 at IUB and #10345 at IUPUI

    Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.