Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
General Purpose: The Digital Accessibility Specialist will play a key role in promoting equitable access to Yale’s digital course materials and learning environments, serving as a primary point of contact for University instructors, administrators, educational content producers and service providers. The Specialist will consult with Yale instructors on the design and development of accessible digital materials and learning environments for both online and traditional courses, and partner with external vendors, procurement officers and Yale service providers to increase the accessibility of resources that do not meet accessibility standards. The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of digital accessibility policies, standards and remediation methods; hands-on experience with commonly used assistive technologies; a dedication to the principles of Universal Design for Learning and knowledge of best practices in the development of accessible courses for a diverse set of learners.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two to four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Deep understanding of accessibility in teaching and learning materials, including the accessibility of websites, web applications, and documents.
Strong working knowledge of website design, development and remediation, including HTML, CSS, WCAG 2.0 standards.
Strong understanding of digital accessibility policies, standards and remediation methods; hands-on experience with commonly used assistive technologies.
Familiarity with Federal and State laws pertaining to Disability Services.
Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills. Ability to build consensus and device training programs which elevate Yale’s commitment to accessibility.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Master’s degree or professional certification in a relevant field. Experience supporting faculty with educational technology in a higher education setting and advocating for Universal Design for Learning and accessible instructional design. Ability to conduct and evaluate accessibility reviews, and to explain the review results and implications to a general audience.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/digaccessspecialist. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.