Wednesday , March 22 2023

Harvard University Careers – Accessibility Consultant

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Job Description:

University Disability Resources (UDR) provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. UDR serves as a central resource on disability-related information, procedures and services for the University community and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and acquisition of standard disability-related University practices, procedures and resources.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Senior Accessibility Consultant in University Disability Resources (UDR) the Accessibility Consultant is a subject matter expert on access as related to disability and best/common practices
  • University-wide. Areas of access may include facilities, technologies, public access, academia, and employment.
  • The Accessibility Consultant serves as an internal consultant to department/schools/HR/units regarding access and accommodation for programmatic access under the ADA in the compliance areas.
  • Consultancy may range from facility reviews or digital accessibility to the development and delivery of disability related training.
  • In the area of public access, the Accessibility Consultant will facilitate the accommodation request with the event’s accommodation coordinator and with supporting departments such as transportation and parking to ensure access requests are consistently and compliantly addressed.
  • This may include, but is not limited to, the provision of alternate formats, effective communication, facilities, and signage.
  • For individual requests, employment & academic, for reasonable accommodation, the Accessibility Consultant will guide the requestor and the local accommodation coordinator through the interactive process and the analysis to arrive as to the appropriate reasonable accommodation(s).
  • Inclusive in this process will be the education of the accommodation coordinator’s knowledge and competency to replicate the process for future requests.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate in a decentralized environment.
  • Ability to reach the essence of complex problems in a timely matter and generate effective courses of action.
  • Able to manage competing priorities and timelines while bringing initiatives to completion.
  • Ability to research, develop, write, and present guidance at the appropriate level to the backgrounds of the intended audience.
  • Provides other related services, as needed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to quickly gain attention and respect from others including peers, cross-functional groups, superiors, and subordinates.
  • Familiarity with assistive technology, resources, and indication for utilization.

Job Details:

Company: Harvard

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, NH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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