Web Content Accessibility Specialist at Miami University
Posting DateApril 30, 2018
Location of Position
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: 5609 – FT – Unclassified (salaried)
The Web Content Accessibility Specialist provides central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in their use of the web, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining web and information technology accessibility.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field, earned by date of hire.
- 1-3 years of experience conducting web accessibility testing to identify and eliminate web technology barriers.
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.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer and Information Systems, Business Systems or other similar related areas of study, earned by date of hire.
- Demonstrated experience with Web accessibility analysis, testing, design, and development.
- Working knowledge of accessibility barriers to the Web.
- Strong working knowledge of website design, development, and remediation, including HTML, CSS, ARIA, WCAG 2.0 standards.
- Working knowledge of US ADA Section 504 and Standards such as WCAG 2.x, ATAG, UAAG, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, DAISY Standard and EPUB.
- Knowledge of assistive technologies and accessibility-related software including JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, ZoomText, MAGic, Dragon NaturallySpeaking or other speech recognition software.
- Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction.
- Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team-oriented environments.
- Familiarity with scripting languages (PHP, JS).
- Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
- 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 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 ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu 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.