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Executive Director, Digital Accessibility - (STA008534)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 30, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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The Executive Director, Digital Accessibility, serves as the University of Houston (UH) and UH System Electronic Information Resources Accessibility (EIRA) Coordinator, responsible for creating a comprehensive strategy for digital accessibility compliance across the UH System. Provides leadership, guidance, and oversight related to EIRA to faculty, staff and students. Educates the UH and UH System about accessibility requirements, monitors for state and federal compliance, and acts as a liaison to all functional areas where EIRA is developed, procured, or implemented.

1. Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines and tools that meet the requirements of 1 (Texas Administrative Code) TAC 206 and 1 TAC 213; TGC 2054.451; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; and WCAG 2.0 AA.
2. Provides compliance reports, recommendations and budgets to leadership as required.
3. Identifies university supported standards and recommends tools for developing and testing EIRA.
4. Manages and evaluates the work of accessibility staff.
5. Researches and designs relevant guides and training materials to support accessibility.
6. Facilitates workshops and training sessions to support a culture of accessibility and the creation of accessible documents, presentations, media websites, web-based instructional materials, etc.
7. Evaluates and manages the process for accessibility compliance in collaboration with other departments to ensure the accessibility of technology systems, applications, websites, mobile apps, etc.
8. Provides consultation and expertise to all universities across the UH System for accessibility services.
9. Coordinates accessibility compliance efforts across the UH System in conjunction with university EIRA Coordinators.
10. Monitors UH and UH System exception processes, including documentation and tracking requirements.
11. Implements and maintains a process for individuals to report digital accessibility compliance concerns
12. Acts as liaison to all functional areas where EIRA is developed, procured or implemented.
13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 7 years experience.

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related professional experience as an accessibility coordinator or similar function in a compliance environment.

Knowledge of accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accessibility testing methodologies and tools and familiarity with VPAT assessments required.

Demonstrated project management skills, including group problem solving, required.

Familiarity with common university technologies such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard required.

Knowledge of 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §206 and §213; familiarity with assistive technology such as screen reading software, screen magnifiers, and cognitive-related software; and experience with Braille devices, voice control software and other forms of assistive technology is a plus.

Formal or informal experience managing employees preferred.

Notes to Applicant: See attached TALEO form for additional information
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