[nfbwatlk] job announcement: Accesssibility Coordinator for Seattle Public Schools

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 19 22:52:10 UTC 2015

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Job Title: 
Accessibility Coordinator01.0-Deputy Superintendent's Office 
Closing Date/Time: 
$69,511.00 - $95,999.00 Annually 
Job Type: 
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Washington 
Required Attachments: 
Cover letter and Resume
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The Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and successful operations of the District’s Web and Learning Technology accessibility program to assure that all district and school websites, learning curriculum and associated online services are fully accessible for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Title II of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. The position has overall responsibility to assure that SPS web services and online curriculum technology/content provide individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the district’s services, programs and activities provided via web-based, digital and emerging technologies.
Essential Functions: 
In coordination with the Student Civil Rights Compliance Officer consults with and advises district personnel (Department of Technology Services, Curriculum & Instruction, Communications, etc.) on best practices and emerging trends & technology in web and curriculum accessibility opportunities; for the identification and approval of District initiatives to mitigate current accessibility concerns; and to develop and execute an accessibility road-map resulting in SPS fully meeting the requirements of Title II of the ADA and Section 504. (40%)
Oversees and manages the District’s accessibility training and awareness activities including the successful design, development, implementation and maintenance of the District’s “Accessible Educational Resources Portal” to assure that it conforms with WCAG 2.0 standards; includes appropriate content and resources for SPS employees to effectively communication with students, parents and others with disabilities; and provides notice to students, parents, and others with disabilities about the policies, procedures and resources that are available via the District. (20%)
Coordinates the testing and evaluation of the district’s current and future web services (district/school websites, Learning Management System, etc.) and online learning curriculum to assess compliance with applicable laws and regulations; provides written assessments to SPS leadership regarding the results of testing/evaluations; and consults with appropriate district departments and staff to develop mitigation plans and activities to address deficiencies identified. (15%)
Develops all appropriate and necessary district policies, procedures and guidelines for the implementation and maintenance of a fully compliant and accessible web services/content and online curriculum architecture. (10%)
Oversees and conducts district-wide accessibility audits to assure that, at a minimum, current and planned web and curriculum services meet appropriate standards/laws; that purchasing and contracting activities are accomplished to assure that 3rd party vendors and products comply with SPS’s accessibility program requirements; and that district personnel involved in instruction or the delivery of online technology content and services are trained and comply with their responsibilities related to accessibility. (10%)
Documents and reports to the Deputy Superintendent, or his/her designee, that all new web applications and/or templates have been made accessible pre-release; that post-release accessibility issues/bugs have been remediated; and all other issues or concerns related to the District’s ability or inability to fully comply with Title II of the ADA, and Section 504. (5%)
May perform related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.


Is seen as a team player who encourages efficient and effective collaborations. 
Works skillfully in difficult situations with both internal and external groups. 
Represents his/her own interests while being open-minded to other groups. 
Builds respectful and productive relationships internally and externally. 
Getting Results (Action-Oriented)
Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done. 
Focuses on achieving the goal even in the face of obstacles. 
Assumes responsibility for starting and finishing work with minimal supervision. 
Strives for new levels of performance. 
Decision Quality & Problem Solving 
Weighs the consequences of options before making a decision. 
Applies appropriate criteria to situations for the purpose of making decisions. 
Displays self-confidence in own judgment. 
Focuses in the facts and solutions instead of opinions and problems. 
Deals with people and situations in an honest and forthright manner. 
Represents information and data accurately and completely. 
Represents the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others. 
Takes ownership if a mistake is their own and does not blame others. 
Takes responsibility and action as if the risks (financial or otherwise) are his or her own. 
Holds individuals and team accountable for their actions and results. 
Initiates action even if outcome is uncertain and is willing to accept the consequences of failure. 
Aligns own activities and priorities to meet broader organizational needs. 
Demonstrates courage and confidence in his or her own ability. 

Required: Knowledge of applicable State/Federal laws related to accessibility including the ADA and Section 504, and related regulations. 
Desired: Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) such as WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0; publishing standards for accessibility such as DAISY Standard and EPUB.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required to be performed by people assigned to this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. District employees are not authorized to make promises of employment for a particular period of time, or promises of a particular level of compensation or benefits to job applicants for certified or classified positions. Any bona fide agreement must be in writing and signed by the Superintendent. Any verbal or written statements regarding any of these or related matters by District employees other than the Superintendent are null and void. Additionally, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Associate's Degree or similar education related to web development; web/online services best practices; etc. (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution related to web/online service development and administration preferred).


Four (4) years of experience supporting the accessibility and usability of web content, with substantial experience in the availability and use of accessibility equipment/services; accessible document development and remediation; and web and online services accessibility testing services


Six (6) years of experience supporting the accessibility and usability of web content, with at least three (3) years of experience in the availability and use of accessibility equipment/services; accessible document development and remediation; and web/online accessibility testing services and/or technology preferred). 


Trusted Tester Certification or equivalent 


Criminal Justice fingerprint and background check

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