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Temporary Web Accessibility Specialist

University of San Francisco

Job Title: Temporary Web Accessibility Specialist
Reference Code: 1114382
Job Location: San Francisco , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Computer services, info technology
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-11-03
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Temporary Web Accessibility Specialist

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

We are looking for a full-time 8 month contractor to provide expert guidance on standards for WCAG 2.0/AA and ADA Section 508 compliance. The position will assess, coordinate, train, and support the institution on their use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as it relates to web accessibility. Candidates for this position must have 2-3 years of experience implementing accessibility standards for the web.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular accessibility audits of institutional websites and web applications.
  • Evaluate accessibility of externally hosted institutional content.
  • Recommend guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites.
  • Identify, implement, and oversee tools for monitoring website accessibility.
  • Develop training for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Work with colleagues to develop accessible templates and tools for web production.
  • Audit and remediate PDF documents to ensure their adherence to accessibility standards.
  • Create accessibility reports and presentations as needed.
  • Document work and key findings and contribute to current online accessibility resources.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience with website development best practices, including SEO techniques and web accessibility remediation of documents and web pages to meet Section 508 and WCAG 2.0/AA compliance requirements
  • At least 3 years experience working on websites that utilize a web content management system, familiarity with Drupal preferred.
  • Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
  • Experience creating web accessible compliant PDF documents for the web using Adobe and Microsoft applications.
  • Experience with Assistive Technology (e.g. screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.) for desktop and mobile technologies required.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of HTML.
  • Solid understanding of CSS.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently bring projects to completion.
  • Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team oriented environments.

Information and Application Process Instructions

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EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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