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Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Coordinator

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ

Corpus Christi, TX,US

Description:

TAMUCC needs an EIRAC to make sure the University is 1) properly serving students with disabilities and 2) compliant with all federal and Texas state laws regarding the accessibility of electronic and information resources as defined in Texas state law TAC 213. This position answers to the TAMUCC Information Security Officer in the Division of IT.
Serve as the designated EIRAC per Texas state law TAC 213.41 and perform all the responsibilities associated with that designation. Also see http://academicaffairs.tamucc.edu/rules_procedures/assets/29.01.04.C0.01_electronic_and_information_resources_accessibility.pdf for additional information about the responsibilities of the TAMUCC EIRAC.

Responsibilities:

Policy: Maintain the university’s master Accessibility Program Plan and all subsidiary policies, plans, and processes in an online wiki.
Committee: Chair the TAMUCC EIR Accessibility Committee: manage committee membership, schedule regular meetings, develop and distribute agenda, record minutes and other documentation.
Procurement: Coordinate with Contracts and Procurements departments to review all requested EIR purchases for accessibility. Work with requesters to obtain accessibility documentation (e.g. VPAT) from vendors, and to process exception requests when necessary. Record and update accessibility status of all EIRs in an existing electronic database.
Remediation of Existing EIRs: Generate a prioritized list of significant TAMUCC EIRs other than websites (e.g. major applications). Work with the Owners and Custodians of those EIRs to document and remediate the accessibility status of those EIRs by e.g. obtaining VPATs and/or exception requests.
Website Accessibility: Conduct periodic accessibility scans of TAMUCC web pages with e.g. SiteImprove. Record the results from those scans in an existing electronic database. Coordinate with the university’s webmaster and other website designers to 1) make sure all relevant websites are being scanned, 2) review scan results, and 3) coordinate remediation of non-compliant web pages. The EIRAC is not expected to remediate web pages his or herself, but to coordinate the remediation effort.
Education and Outreach:
Accessibility Website: Manage and update the TAMUCC accessibility website. This website should outline TAMUCC’s accessibility program and contain useful information such policies and processes, required forms, how-to’s for faculty and staff, and links to external accessibility resources.
Regular Mass Communications: Build campus-wide awareness of accessibility issues through regular communications e.g., personal presentations at various campus gatherings, listservs, mass emails, etc.
Coordinate with Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies to educate faculty on how to incorporate accessibility into their course materials and course design.
Coordinate with Disability Services office to ensure the university is properly serving its members.
Compliance Reporting: Generate regular reports on progress of remediation efforts. Complete regular DIR Accessibility surveys.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree.
Four (4) years’ experience working in IT compliance or a compliance-related field.
Solid experience with a combination of the following compliance-related activities: committee management; audits and assessments; remediation management; contract/purchase review; and policy development and review, especially with regards to information technology.
Experience with education and outreach e.g. teaching classes, making presentations, drafting and sending out communications, managing an informational website.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to work with people at all levels of an organization. Proven ability to influence an organization.
Knowledge of major laws regarding accessibility, such as: the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Texas Administrative Code, chapters 213 and 206.70; and various industry-based accessibility standards such as the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
Must be meticulous when it comes to documentation and reporting.
Must be able to manage many priorities at the same time and effectively coordinate with many constituencies throughout the campus.
Additional education/experience may be considered as a substitution for the minimum requirements to include:
High School Diploma or GED and eight (8) years’ experience or
Associate’s degree and six (6) years’ experience or
Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years’ experience or
Master’s degree and two (2) years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters or other Advance Degree.
Five (5) years’ experience working in IT compliance or a compliance related field.
Experience working with people with disabilities.
Experience with accessibility tools (e.g. JAWS, SiteImprove), designing EIRs specifically for accessibility, or remediating EIRs for accessibility.
Familiarity with a college/university environment.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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