The Accessibility Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Director and Assistant Director with the development and implementation of the programs and services provided by the Accessibility Resources Center to ensure the University’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and other applicable state, federal and local laws. The incumbent will provide direct services in support of students with disabilities, and will serve as a part of the Accessibility Resources Center team participating in the development of office policy and procedures, programming, and advising.
Bachelor’s Degree in special education, social sciences, psychology, rehabilitation, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Broad knowledge of various disabilities and assistive technology as well as experience working in a higher education setting is required.
Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Amended 2010, and other applicable federal state and local laws.
Knowledge of and experience with assessing disability documentation from varying sources and determining reasonable accommodations. This includes knowledge of assessment tools and test scores generally used in making diagnoses.
Must be a team player with strong communication, organization, and computer skills and have knowledge of assistive technology applications and their use in assisting persons with disabilities.
Must enjoy working with individuals with various disabilities and challenges.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers ...programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.