STATE OF OHIO
Digital Accessibility Coordinator (Administrative Staff) (Media)
Digital Accessibility Coordinator
As Ohio's Secretary of State, Frank LaRose is doing his part to deliver a thriving democracy and a prosperous economy for all Ohioans. In his role as the state's chief elections officer, he is working to ensure that Ohio's elections are both secure and accessible. And, as the first stop for new businesses in the Buckeye State, he is assisting entrepreneurs as they receive articles of incorporation for a new business.
The Ohio Secretary of State is currently seeking candidates for a Digital Accessibility Coordinator. The duties of the Digital Accessibility Coordinator position include but are not limited to:
Under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Manager with reporting considerations to the Assistant Secretary of State: develops, implements, and manages an electronic information technology (EIT) accessibility program within the Ohio Secretary of State's office (SOS); ensures that the office's electronic and information technology services, websites, and documents are accessible with the non-discrimination provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant Ohio and federal laws including but not limited to WCAG 2.0 AA; works with internal and external stakeholders to implement accessible website(s), online services, and electronic documents; determines need for, and coordinates, periodic third party accessibility audits of SOS websites, online services, and electronic documents; designs and implements training for staff who produce electronic documents and/or content for the SOS website and online applications to ensure staff create accessible electronic information resources; coordinates with vendors who produce electronic information resources or electronic information technology for the SOS office to ensure that vendors deliver accessible electronic information resources/technology; researches trends in digital ADA best practices and assists SOS staff to implement said practices; keeps public affairs and legal staff apprised of relevant ADA lawsuits and WCAG changes; creates and presents relevant digital ADA information (including but not limited to presentations, employee briefs, etc.); works closely with site center to help troubleshoot ADA problems.
Monitors ADA mailbox and coordinates timely responses; watches for trends in constituent complaints and advises possible courses of action to appropriate SOS employees; trains site center staff when necessary; participates in all mock elections and online application testing.
Attends office events and all-staff meetings; researches and responds to constituent concerns via telephone, mail, email, etc.; performs other related duties as assigned.
Unusual Working Conditions:
Special projects require evening and/or weekend work hours (including but not limited to election night, Ohio State Fair, election official training and/or conferences).
Requires travel throughout the State of Ohio & may require overnight stay.