Web Accessibility Manager (Remote Work Option*)

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond. We are looking for a Web Accessibility Manager to strengthen knowledge and awareness of the importance of Web Accessibility regulations and guidelines to our campus. As diversity and inclusion are shared values at UAB, we will rely on you to ensure that all websites within our content management systems are in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA and legal guidelines. Duties include:
 
  • Conducting in-depth Section 508/WCAG compliance assessments for UAB websites via manual reviews and using automated testing tools and assistive technologies
  • Compiling reports concerning failures in Section 508/WCAG compliance and identifying ways to remediate
  • Collaborating on website templates and design decisions for the University’s content management system(s) alongside web technology stakeholders
  • Participating in Digital Accessibility Committee as representative for Web Accessibility to evaluate and recommend software, technologies and related procedures
  • Creating accessibility reports and presentations for senior leadership regarding web accessibility strategy and progress
  • Staying current on Federal and Board of Regents guidelines concerning web accessibility and legal settlements and impacts of legislation on higher education accessibility
  • Developing and maintaining a library of web accessibility information and training materials
  • Providing ongoing support for the University’s enterprise web governance tool, Monsido, and advising on ways to enhance the tool’s capabilities for UAB websites
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, instructional design or a related field
  • 5 years of related experience in web accessibility required
  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette 
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate complex technical concepts to less technical stakeholders in a clear and digestible manner
  • Strong organizational, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
 
*Remote work location is an option for this position. Computer and other approved supplies would be provided. High-speed internet is required for remote work eligibility. Additional conditions may apply.
 
About the University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama, the largest employer in the city of Birmingham and the only public, four-year degree-granting university in the state’s largest metropolitan area. We are internationally renowned for our intensely collaborative culture that has—for nearly five decades—produced continual breakthroughs in education, healthcare, research and service.
 
The faculty and students of UAB have generated unique ideas and groundbreaking solutions to address the issues and challenges of a changing society. With 20,000+ students representing more than 100 countries around the world, UAB provides a collaborative learning experience that prepares students to lead, teach, conduct research, provide professional services, become the prominent scholars and societal leaders of the future and contribute to our region’s and our nation’s prosperity.
For consideration, please apply online directly at:
https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T184857&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago
 
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.