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Accessibility Specialist

The Accessibility Specialist plans and facilitates the implementation of appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services for students with disabilities. Interprets and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws as they apply to disability and post-secondary educational environments. Functions as a resource for staff and faculty throughout the college by providing technical assistance and guidance on how to accommodate and ensure equal access for students. As a part of a team, the Accessibility Specialist plans and facilitates implementation of accommodation, auxiliary aids and support services for students who experience disabilities. Conducts intake interviews, advises and orients students on accessing appropriate support services. Analyzes disability documentation including psychometric testing, medical documentation, psychological assessments, self-reports and/or other relevant information to determine eligibility for appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations. Develops and presents workshops and seminars to teach students how to learn more efficiently by using appropriate auxiliary aids and assistive technology aimed at strengthening individualized student learning.

Master’s in a human service related field and two to five years’ experience working in higher education.
Demonstrated experience evaluating disability documentation, including psychoeducational, psychological and medical evaluations; assessing medical and technical evaluations for disability accommodations; developing and presenting in-service training. Experience working directly with student/adults who experience disability.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Master’s in a human service related field and two to five years’ experience working in higher education. Demonstrated experience evaluating disability documentation, including psychoeducational, psychological and medical evaluations; assessing medical and technical evaluations for disability accommodations; developing and presenting in-service training. Experience working directly with student/adults who experience disability.


Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.