contact: kfwicker @memphis.edu
|Fair Josey, Ed.D.
Instructional Designer, UM3D
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Position Title : Instructional Accessibility Technician
The Accessible Instructional Materials Specialist coordinates with UofM Global programs to evaluate course materials in compliance with UofM Global accessibility requirements. This work will be performed under the direction of Distance Learning with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
●Performing course content development, consultative services, and technical assistance work related to accessibility.
●Working with UofM Global department faculty and staff to ensure that course content meets UofM Global Accessibility standards, including all WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements applicable to online instructional materials.
●Working with UofM Global departments and programs to develop accessible templates and tools for web production.
●Facilitating the use of 3rd party captioning services for media published within UofM Global program courses.
●Identifying and implement tools for monitoring course accessibility.
●Assisting with the establishment of course content accessibility standards to be used university-wide.
Although web accessibility expertise is not essential, experience in a related area, such as software design, human factors, usability or disability is expected. The following skills and experience would be ideal:
●Experience with web accessibility auditing tools.
●Experience working with people with disabilities.
●Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
●Strong organizational and project management skills.
●Effective written and oral communication skills.
●Knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).
●Knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, XML, and Learning
Management Systems [Desire2Learn Brightspace]).
●Knowledge of assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking).
●Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.
●Familiarity with scripting languages desirable (PHP, JS).
●Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Note: This individual within the past six months has not been and during the term of this Authorization will not become an employee of the State of Tennessee which includes full or part-time faculty, staff, student employees or graduate assistants. The Contractor shall not directly or indirectly pay any of the compensation to any officer or employee of the University or the State of Tennessee.