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Job Title: ADA IT Coordinator, Office for Access and Equity - ADA Division
Company Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Champaign, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/19/2020
Expire Date: 07/19/2020
Job Categories: Computers, Hardware, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Web Technology
Job Description
ADA IT Coordinator, Office for Access and Equity - ADA Division
ADA IT Coordinator
Office for Access and Equity
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Division of the Office for Access and Equity (OAE) is seeking applications for an Information Technology (IT) Coordinator position.

Reporting to the Director of the ADA Division, the ADA IT Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical and subject matter expertise to the division regarding IT accessibility. Additionally, they will provide support and guidance to campus with respect to compliance with campus accessibility policy, related technology best practices, and compliance requirements. The incumbentís duties will include working with the IT Accessibility Liaison Program, and coordinating the Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility exception process.

The ADA IT Coordinator is a key role for successful implementation of the EIT Accessibility Policy.


Provides Subject Matter Expertise to Stakeholders

Serves as a resource for and provides advice and guidance to the ADA office and campus faculty and staff on issues of technology accessibility.
Provides technical expertise on the interpretation of and implications for current IT accessibility related laws and regulations affecting University policies and procedures to the ADA Director.
Assists the ADA Division with technology accommodations information and keeps abreast of developments in the area of technology accommodations.
In conjunction with the ADA Director, participates in regular evaluation and updating of the university ADA Transition Plan, in consultation with relevant University offices and stakeholders.

Training and Climate

Coordinates, develops, implements, presents, and reviews training programs for University faculty, staff, campus units and other groups affecting the campus.
Assists with identifying existing strengths and limitations of existing campus technology accessibility efforts and makes recommendations for improvements.
Conducts assessments of faculty, staff, student, and visitor attitudes and perceptions of their experiences to better understand factors contributing to technology accessibility problems and successes.

Data, Reports, and Marketing Materials

Collaborates on the collection and analysis of data regarding campus accessibility as it relates to IT access for faculty, staff, and students and make recommendations based on data analysis.
Ensures the accuracy of institutional data and oversee compliance with required reporting under state and federal laws related to technology accessibility.
Develops and maintains materials and other informational pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding technology accessibility and policies/procedures relating to persons with disabilities including updating online materials.
Drafts and delivers accessibility evaluation reports with follow up as necessary.


Works closely with the Director of ADA and the Office of Access and Equity, Chancellorís Committee on Access and Accommodations, the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, Technology Accessibility Review Committee, IT Accessibility Liaison Group, and other key stakeholders.
Works closely with staff in the OAE to foster a collaborative environment for accessibility work.
Other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by June 15, 2020. Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Hope Farney at 217-333-7791 or

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
Qualifications & Requirements

Required Education:

Bachelorís degree in information technology, assistive technology, or other fields that may relate to this positionís responsibilities

Preferred Education:

Required experience:

Three (3) years of professional experience in providing or supporting reasonable accommodations to employees and/or students, specifically with technology
Three (3) years developing or reviewing technology for accessibility

Preferred experience:
Prior experience working in higher education with faculty, staff and/or students to improve Electronic Information Technology Accessibility and/or prior experience working in a comparable role.


Strong communication skills for explaining complex issues and current accessibility standards: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 & 2.1 (WCAG), Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act 2.0 (IITAA), Section 504, updated Section 508, and ADA TITLES II & III.
Working knowledge of Universal Design as it applies to digital accessibility compliance.
Working knowledge of current HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ARIA standards and best practices.
A familiarity with and experience with current assistive technologies including text to speech, screen readers, and assistive listening devices.
Knowledge of the ADA and applicable federal and state laws regarding IT accessibility.
Strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work with limited oversight and with sound judgement
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to manage high volume and time-sensitive workload and to meet demanding deadlines
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative and diverse environment
Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies that enable people with diverse abilities to communicate, participate, and perform tasks
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Company Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Office for the Vice Chancellor Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - focusing on making our campus a place where all people can achieve their full potential as students, faculty and staff through development of innovative strategies, collaboration, and partnerships.
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