The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Digital Accessibility Coordinator who is passionate about accessibility and about helping to make online resources available to everyone. If you have the desire to play a leadership role in the University's evolving accessibility activities and enjoy working in a higher education environment committed to equal access, please consider applying for this position!
The Digital Accessibility Coordinator (DAC) reports to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion and provides leadership and coordination of the University of Pittsburgh's commitment to accessible electronic information technology. The DAC will partner with colleagues throughout the University community to promote, access, inform, train, and coordinate compliance with the governing authority on digital accessibility including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and the American with Disabilities Act and its amendments.
The DAC will act as the primary liaison with University leadership and community, and external stakeholders, on issues of accessible electronic information technology. The DAC will provide guidance and resources to University personnel, who are partners in ensuring that the University is meeting government mandated accessibility standards.
In conjunction with a University committee dedicated to accessibility that will be established, the DAC will develop and coordinate a compliance program and a robust and sustainable model that serves the entire University community (faculty, staff, students, interactive public, etc.); assist in developing and implementing University policies, procedures, guidelines, and processes for digital accessibility compliance; engage in compliance oversight of accessibility initiatives with relevant federal, state, and local regulations; develop an internal review program for digital accessibility compliance; and develop, coordinate and implement training and education programs.
The DAC will develop processes so that University partners can strive to regularly monitor and evaluate programs, policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure their effectiveness and to identify opportunities for improvement and/or the necessity of updates in accordance with federal regulations and for the development of the best practices.
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