Are you interested in decreasing barriers to education for people with disabilities, including those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing? Are you interested in supporting educational access through technology? The Accessibility Resources office in the Division of Student Affairs is looking for a team member to support our office in providing accommodations and supporting accessibility through our online systems and websites.
The Accessible Media Specialist is responsible for support and training on accessibility technology and support services to the university community with a range of disabilities, including (but not limited to) ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic illnesses, and assorted learning disorders within a university academic environment. This position will have primary responsibility for coordinating accommodations for electronic course content in the learning management system, with a particular focus on captioning and audio descriptions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure the university is compliant with requirements concerning disability issues in the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and university policies and procedures
Identify electronic or online course content and materials that need remediation, specifically audio and video recordings which require captioning, to ensure access for students with disabilities
Mange the captioning process for accommodations for students with disabilities and support the implementation of captioning as a university-wide service.
Work closely with central and decentralized IT, Instructional Designers and faculty to adapt and/or supervise the production or adaptation of a wide variety of instructional and related materials into a format that can be accessed by individuals with visual, audio, or related differences.
Collaborate with Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and other partners to promote web and course content accessibility and provide support services and training on using a wide variety of media
Research new and emerging technologies and services to ensure compliance with the university's accessibility standards.
Increase campus awareness of the adaptive computer lab and ensure greater accessibility for people with disabilities
Participate on committees or campus groups responsible for creating campus accessibility yearly reports, accessibility audits, training needs and yearly goals.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of' experience; -OR Associate's degree with three (3) years of experience. Degree must be in Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related field.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of web accessibility
Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
Strong oral and written communication skills and profound attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate initiative and excellent judgment
Proven ability to work well both independently and within a work team
Experience conducting Accessibility Standard Compliance reviews using WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
Master's degree in special education, disability/accessibility services, information technology or systems, rehabilitation counseling, sign language interpreting, d/Deaf education, or college student personnel. A working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Demonstrated experience with cross-functional teams and/or committees in an educational setting
Experience with web content management systems; WebEx, Echo360, Cielo24 and Kaltura; managing captioning services, and in supporting streaming video or lecture capture systems
Experience working with an enterprise Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, or D2L.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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