Specialist Digital Accessibility

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 03/28/2024 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: BP222601327

Job Description

Specialist of Digital Accessibility needed for contract position at a prominent higher education institution in Houston, TX. Apply today to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
 
WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY?
  • 6-month CONTRACT
  • ONSITE work at our client location in Houston, TX, Hybrid options may be available
  • $39 - $48 / hour with some flexibility based on skills and experience 
  • Work with the best and brightest minds in their field
 
DO YOU ALIGN WITH THESE KEY QUALIFICATIONS?
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, assistive technology, education, or related field 
  • 3 years of experience using accessible/assistive devices, software, apps, on-line services, and web/mobile applications, assistive listening devices, and creating electronic text and alternative formats including optical character recognition to convert to various formats
  • Knowledge of American with Disabilities Act as amended 2008, Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Proficiency in using accessibility evaluation tools and assistive technologies to assess digital assets for compliance
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Experience with MS Office Programs & Information Management Systems
 
WHAT WILL YOUR SUCCESS LOOK LIKE? 
As the Specialist of Digital Accessibility, you will be tasked with executing the review of hardware and software purchase requests and contracts to ensure compliance with Voluntary Product Accessibility language (VPATs)overseeing site tests and auditshelping to resolve content issues, and enforcing compliance standards.
 
WHAT WILL YOU DO?   
  • Conduct regular audits and assessments of digital content to ensure compliance with institutional policies and laws, identifying and overseeing necessary improvements.
  • Record, communicate, and monitor identified gaps and barriers to content owners, ensuring remediation actions are taken for compliance.
  • Provide guidance to faculty and staff on digital accessibility requirements, remediation strategies, and best practices during procurement and implementation.
  • Support internal teams in designing, developing, and testing accessible digital products and features.
  • Stay updated on digital accessibility standards and emerging technologies to improve practices continually.
  • Assist in training sessions and workshops to raise awareness of digital accessibility principles among faculty and staff and provide expertise in accessible instructional materials and media.
 
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you have a background that aligns with the Specialist of Digital Accessibility description and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, apply below NOW!  
 
As an equal-opportunity employer, we value our employees and foster an environment of respect, integrity, and trust in every aspect of employment. However you identify and whatever your background, we encourage you to apply today. 
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