Digital Accessibility Specialist

  • University of North Texas
  • Denton, Texas
  • Jan 24, 2023
Full time Instructional Designer Education Legal

Job Description

Department Summary

The Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research (CLEAR) was initially established in 1998 as a service to assist faculty with the development and delivery of distributed learning at UNT. Since that time, CLEAR has expanded services to support all types of instruction at UNT. The Center combines technology resources with expert consultation and personnel in course design/redesign, assessment, pedagogy and many other topics in an effort to provide faculty with “one-stop” support for creating quality courses – regardless of the instructional delivery method.

This position supports online education

Position Overview

The Digital Accessibility Specialist assists the DSI CLEAR Compliance team, other CLEAR teams involved in online course development, and online faculty by reviewing and remediating online course content and digital materials to be ADA compliant and functionally accessible to all students, including students with disabilities.

Job Duties

  • Ensures that online courses designed with the assistance of CLEAR are accessible to students with a wide range of disabilities.
  • Performs accessibility testing and auditing of course content, which includes third-party websites, software applications, different document formats, multimedia, and Canvas content.
  • Writes up written remediation recommendations to faculty and staff to ensure course content follows WCAG 2.1 guidelines, is functionally accessible, and follows copyright best practices.
  • Works closely with the accessibility and copyright compliance team at CLEAR, as well as other units in CLEAR, to determine tasks and needs.
  • Delivers training to faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus on the accessibility of digital materials.
  • Works with vendors, CLEAR, and other units as needed to ensure procurement of ADA compliant products and to improve the accessibility of third-party products.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.



Salary commensurate with experience

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