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Accessibility Conformance & Design Specialist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Position re-opened 4/3/17; open until filled.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Accessibility Conformance & Design Specialist
Position Title Accessibility Conformance & Design Specialist
Department TBR-TN eCampus
Position Summary

The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist, in partnership with the Assistive Technology Specialist, is responsible for developing and maintaining liaison support for the TBR central office and system accessibility teams for conformance with the TBR Accessibility Initiative and adopted accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 A & AA, EPub 3 accessibility guidelines and section 508 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist will develop and manage projects to support ADA/504/508 conformance efforts and Alternative Media design resources and developments for alternative access when Information Material and Technology accessibility is not technologically feasible.

The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist will partner with the Assistive Technology Specialist and system accessibility teams for accessibility compliance testing, training designers and developers on TBR accessibility standards, and providing accommodations with alternative media, as well as ensure compliance and educate staff, designers, developers, and faculty on the application of ADA/504/508 legal obligations/guidance. Help with general instructional design, development, and training as needed.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain liaison support for the central office and system accessibility teams for conformance with the TBR adopted accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 A & AA, EPub 3 accessibility guidelines and section 508 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

Develop and manage projects and resources to promote and support accessibility.

Troubleshoot accessibility issues and develop and manage projects, resources and workarounds for alternative access when Information Material and Technology accessibility is not technologically feasible.

Support and train staff, designers and developers on using TBR adopted accessibility standards in design and how to provide alternative access workarounds and alternative media.

Partner with the Assistive Technology Specialist for accessibility compliance testing by conducting full reviews, analysis, and functional testing for new development and remediation, using various methodologies including automated testing tools, manual tests, and usability testing. Ensure compliance with the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 and Section 508 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended 2008 requirements concerning disability issues.

Partner with the Assistive Technology Specialist to educate staff, designers, developers, and faculty on the application of ADA, 504, and 508 legal obligations/guidance.

Develop and maintain accessibility conformance review standards, guidelines and best practices.

Assist with general instructional design, development, and training.

Research and keep abreast of emerging technology, industry accessibility standards, guidelines, best practices and tools for developing accessible information materials.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Educational Technology, Instructional Design or related field

1 year experience in assessing accessibility compliance and creating strategies to meet legal requirements and providing accessible workarounds for Information Materials and Technologies

Experience using tools to aid in accessibility evaluation

Experience developing accessible Information Materials and Technologies

Experience developing Alternative Media

Experience with ADA/504 compliance issues relating to Information Materials and Technologies

Holds or will obtain a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) Certification in the first two years

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of mobile device accessibility

Knowledge of manual testing with assistive technology

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Knowledge on the application of ADA/504/508 legal obligations/guidance and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 A-AA and 508 VPAT.

Ability to analyze Information Materials and Technologies for conformance and provide support to central office and system accessibility team liaisons, content developers, web/UI developers, instructional designers with respect to accessibility.

Knowledge of accessibility testing techniques using automated and manual testing procedures including manually testing content, media and software for accessibility by reviewing Markup, scripts and code.

Awareness of disability related issues with respect to accessing information, communication, instructional materials, and emerging technologies.

Knowledge of and experience with instructional design methodology, theory, and application in relation to web-based training, design, and development.

Knowledge of specialized software and course designs to create accessible courses for users with disabilities.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Prioritization skills and capacity to manage multiple deadlines.

Ability to related technical information to non-technical people.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 10/17/2016
Closing Date 10/31/2016
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position re-opened 4/3/17; open until filled.

Type of Appointment
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Category
Location Tennessee Board of Regents (Nashville)
Location of Position Nashville, TN
Posting Number 005127

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year full-time related work experience? (Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience)
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Please tell us where you learned of this position (i.e., friend, specific website, specific publication):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae