Accessible Technology Specialist at Miami University

Accessible Technology Specialist at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
April 30, 2018
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

Welcoming Workplace

Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Summary:  Job ID: 5606 – FT – Unclassified (salaried)

The Accessible Technology Specialist leads the accessibility procurement process and provides central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in procuring accessible technology.

Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, earned by date of hire
  • 1-2 years of experience working with technology vendors and developers to identify and eliminate accessibility barriers, 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 working with technology vendors and service providers (procurement, implementation, modification/customization, incident remediation, etc.).
  • 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.x, ATAG, UAAG, 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.
  • Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team-oriented environments.
  • 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).
Required Experience

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Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOHedu/campus-safety/annual­report/index.html.  Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free.