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Digital Accessibility Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/16/23

Job Description

Digital Accessibility Specialist

Job No: 518960
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary

Under the lead of the AIM Center Coordinator and in conjunction with Academic Technology Services (ATS), the Digital Accessibility Specialist is responsible for facilitating and assisting in the remediation of instructional materials and inaccessible documents for campus partners or faculty with a BMAC student enrolled in their course, verify inaccessible websites, and assist with developing accessible resources and trainings. The incumbent will interface with faculty and staff to support the documentation remediation guidelines as it is defined by the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI). Furthermore, the incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally sensitive to enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the remediation of instructional materials and inaccessible documents for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities, verification of inaccessible websites, and development of training guides and modules in accessibility, as well as collect and interpret data.
  • Provide training, demonstrations, and support to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities in accessible content practices and in the use of assistive technology programs and equipment available in the AIM Center.
  • Provide support to the AIM Center staff in the remediation of instructional materials, digitization of files for department use, captioning processes, and compilation of tracking for data reports.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position. Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team through close collaboration with colleagues and coordination with others. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and maintain a positive and respectful attitude. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate diplomatically and effectively with co-workers, staff, and departmental staff. Possess excellent organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively and productively with diverse teams. Ability to interact in a professional, effective, and appropriate manner with a diverse university population. Ability to provide training, demonstrations, and support to faculty, staff, and students. Ability to collect, analyze, interpret data to provide reports on remediation services. Incumbent must understand assistive technology as it relates to students with disabilities. Understanding of accessible user interface design practice and principles. Demonstrate experience relating to usability/accessibility resources. Working knowledge of standard work practices. Ability to multi-task and think creatively in new situations, work well under occasional stressful conditions, and meet deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft office, Adobe Acrobat, and other course related resources and have knowledge of BeachBoard, email, explore, etc. Must have some knowledge of adaptive computer hardware and software, or have the ability to learn. Ability to use PC and Macintosh computer systems.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to one (1) year of experience performing support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing, or storing materials, supplies, and equipment required.

Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC)

Instructional Support Assistant II

The hiring range for this position is $3,398 to $4,200 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,176 to $4,985 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

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Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Nov 30, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.