Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
To ensure consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.
The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for an Accessibility Coordinator. This position will be responsible for leading the Libraries' efforts toward more usable and accessible systems and digital content. This position is currently funded for one year.
Work with teams in Libraries IT, Access Services, Collection Development, Acquisitions, and UW Accessible Technology Services, to evaluate existing workflows and electronic documents (e.g., PDF, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint files), and systems/platforms.
Evaluate new technology (equipment and software) and e-resources for acquisition and provide accessibility expertise.
Deliver presentations on accessible technology, mobile technology, accessible web and application design, and related areas to Libraries units and others.
Research, recommend and implement systems and processes to facilitate the captioning and transcription of audio, video, and other multimedia instructional content.
Provide consulting in the development of accessible library websites, online content and applications.
Supervision: Instruct, develop procedures for, supervise, and evaluate part-time student staff to support the responsibilities of this position to promote the development, procurement, deployment, and use of accessible websites, documents and other IT.
Research assistive technology and stay abreast of new developments in the field.
Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human Centered Design and Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
Two to three years' experience with digital accessibility and assistive technology.
Knowledge and/or experience regarding implementation strategies and disability practices and procedures with regards to assistive technology devices.
Demonstrates a strong understanding of universal design and ability to guide staff in meeting digital accessibility standards. Demonstrates knowledge of best practices for accessible documents, media, and other digital tools.
Demonstrates an understanding of relevant legislation, regulations, and compliance guidelines/standards for higher education, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), WA State Policy #188, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).
Ability to communicate and build positive relationships with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and vendors -- with varying levels of technical expertise.
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems independently as well as on a team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience communicating and coordinating across multiple departments and organizations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience conducting and assessing training sessions and workshops and/or teaching experience.
Experience consulting or negotiating with vendors or external development teams.
Experience with user interface design or user experience testing.
Experience working in an academic/library IT environment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.