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Personnel

An "IT Accessibility Officer" can help promote the topic of accessibility at the campus and it is critical that such a role not exist in a vacuum. This individual would not be expected to know how specific screen-readers function or the code necessary for keyboard accessibility on a website, but rather to coordinate and facilitate the institutional conversation specific to ICT accessibility. Possible responsibilities could include:

  • Lead a campus ICT accessibility committee or working group
  • Engage other constituent groups across campus that are involved with student services
  • Oversee ICT accessibility compliance documentation
  • Participate in the evaluation of exception requests

Sample Job Descriptions

The following include various IT accessibility and instructional designer job descriptions collected from state and national job postings. These job descriptions are intended to be a starting point for you to edit and modify as appropriate for your college's needs.

A word of caution - it may be tempting to include many different accessibility responsibilities into a single job description, such as combining an instructional designer role with an assistive technology specialist role as well as including IT procurement evaluation duties along with alternate media conversion responsibilities for students with disabilities. Adding too many responsibilities can dilute the actual effectiveness of the position and lead to challenges in meeting job expectations. It is recommended to define job duties and responsibilities so that it is clear if the individual will be focusing efforts on instructional/academic needs or that of institutional accessibility demands.