[bct] positionFw: VICUG-NYC Accessibility Specialist Position: Texas Dept of Assistive & Rehab Services

  • From: "Lynnette" <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:09:18 -0500

Hello Lisa Hall,
Just sending for informational purposes.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lynnette 
To: sl 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:44 AM
Subject: Fw: VICUG-NYC Accessibility Specialist Position: Texas Dept of 
Assistive & Rehab Services

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Geoff Stephens 
To: vic-nyc@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:41 PM
Subject: VICUG-NYC Accessibility Specialist Position: Texas Dept of Assistive & 
Rehab Services

My apologies if this list does not accept these kinds of posts.  Maybe I should 
have asked, but since I'm posting it in several places, I thought this list 
would be good.

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has posted the 
following full-time position:


Policy Technical Assistance has posted a job for an Accessibility Specialist 
(Full Time). Closing date for applications is 3/2/06.

Applications must be submitted through AccessHR:


Job Description:

The Accessibility Specialist performs highly advanced consultative services and 
technical assistance work. Work involves participation in establishing and 
maintaining accessibility standards to be used agency-wide. Works with agency 
staff, Enterprise staff and other governmental agencies to ensure that existing 
and new documentation is accessible using assistive technology. Works under 
general direction with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and 


Essential Job Functions:

Tests agency electronic information, including web sites, and forms to ensure 
compliance with state law. (60%) Creates and maintains HTML documents. 10%) 
Develops, coordinates, and ensures that policies and procedures for DARS 
accessibility standards are met. (10%) Provides training, technical support, 
and presentations to DARS, state agencies, community and professional groups in 
planning, implementing, and monitoring effective accessibility standards. (10%) 
Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical 
problems. (5%) Coordinates with other state agencies to promote accessibility. 
(5%) May train others. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Advanced knowledge of assistive technologies and the ability to test all 
electronic information for accessibility compliance with those technologies. 
Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium standards and Section 508 compliance 
Standards. Ability to create and maintain HTML files in coordination with 
Network and Web Operations, updates navigational elements in HTML documents, 
creates and test tags for accessibility, tests usability of published documents 
using assistive technology, and maintains files of document revisions. 
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to the program area; of 
public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis 
processes; and of program planning and implementation. Ability to gather, 
assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to 
prepare concise reports; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; and 
to train others. Must have extension knowledge of

core HTML coding. 

Initial Selection Criteria:

Experience in testing electronic information with assistive devices such as 
screen readers, magnifiers, and voice recognition software and HTML coding. 
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course 
work in computer science. Experience and education may be substituted for one 

Additional Information:

Req #21308 Candidates will be tested to determine their level of knowledge of 
testing web and electronic information as well as HTML


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