New Web Accessibility Position at the Univ of Michigan--Inline Description

Michael S Elledge elledge at
Sat Oct 4 13:30:44 UTC 2008

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The University of Michigan seeks a candidate for the position of Campus
Web Accessibility and Adaptive Technology Coordinator reporting to the
Office of Institutional Equity.

The Web Accessibility Coordinator will work closely with campus
administrators who concentrate on other accessibility issues to help
identify and eliminate barriers to an open educational and working
environment; their combined efforts will help move the University
toward a position of leadership in all areas of accessibility. This
Coordinator will:

— support and advocate for the use and development of accessible
interface technologies for people with disabilities;
— provide leadership and professional technical expertise to ensure that
University content is accessible on line and elsewhere to students,
faculty, staff and community members with disabilities;
— establish partnerships and ongoing communication with a wide variety
of campus groups including centralized administrative groups and
relatively autonomous groups within the University;
— help define, develop, and communicate web accessibility best practices
for the U-M environment;
—make recommendations for continued institutional program expansion and
—and provide administrative support and direction to the campus units
involved in web development.
—develop a systematic training program for faculty, staff, and students
in web accessibility practices and opportunities;
—promote and communicate activities and related programs;
—coordinate with others in all areas of accessibility.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have an understanding of web communications and
adaptive technologies; compliance standards for web accessibility;
evaluations tools; experience in policy development and administration;
and strong project management skills.

Specific qualifications include:
• A Bachelors degree, advanced degree preferred

• 3+ years of professional experience in project management and
cross-disciplinary programs and policy development.

•Ability to create budgets and budget forecasts.

• Ability to work collaboratively across the University and with other
groups to develop proposals surrounding issues of accessibility.

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal
communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in accessibility issues for persons with disabilities highly
Past teaching and/or training experience preferred.
Experience in development of online instructional material preferred.
Technical writing experience preferred.Please pass this information on 
to others who may also be interested.  To apply, you need to do so 
electronically at

If an applicant experiences any problems with using the website with 
accessibility software, please have them contact Carole Dubritsky 
directly at the number provided below.

Carole F. Dubritsky
Assistant Director and ADA Coordinator
University of Michigan
Office of Institutional Equity
1009 Greene St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432
(V) 734-763-0235
(TTY) 734- 647-1388
(Fax) 734-936-8894


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