Data Recognition Corporation

Program Manager - Accessibility 508 Compliance

Maple Grove, MN
Dec 22, 2021
Jan 21, 2022
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Req #285

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.   Accessibility Program Manager
Section 508 compliance 


The Accessibility Program Manager (PM) at Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) will lead efforts to establish accessibility and Section 508 compliance policies and processes throughout the organization, including policies related to:

  • Procurement;

  • Software and web development;

  • Use of information and communication technology; and

  • Content development and publication

Success in this position will require in-depth knowledge of policies and mandated actions related to security policies, ADA Section 508, and all pertinent special education laws relating to accommodations for assessments.  The Program Manager will be responsible for successful service delivery and contract execution.  To address these needs across DRC, the PM must be a champion for accessible solutions to deliver solutions and meet requirements that support the needs of all users.

This position will be located in Maple Grove, MN.

Essential Position Qualifications:

  • Lead DRC’s Accessibility/508 Programs, a complex agency-wide responsibility that touches all parts of the organization.

  • Understand how Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and related laws, regulations, policies, and standards apply to the assessments, procurement, development,maintenance and;

  • Have a fair understanding of assistive technologies used by people with disabilities;

  • Actively promote the benefits of accessibility, and advocate and negotiate to improve accessibility of agency products and solutions;

  • Lead compliance management activities for services and technology covered under the Section 508 law;

    • Address compliance requirements in IT development, procurement, content development, maintenance, and processes;

    • Ensure conformance claims are validated;

  • Develop and deliver written and oral proposals for accessibility assessment and remediation services.

  • Documenting identified issues and recommend potential solutions and best practices for remediation of accessibility concerns.

  • Prepare and conduct training on accessibility-related topics.


  • In depth knowledge of accessibility requirements, including 508 standards, law and policy; and

  • Familiarity with the other components of the Rehabilitation Act (Sections 501, 503, and 504). 

  • BS/BS in special education or related field, MS in special education or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience with developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Alternate assessment experience preferred.
  • State Department of Education or District-level special education experience is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of special education, including curriculum and instruction.
  • Experience working effectively with several clients and project teams simultaneously in a
    fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills .
  • Ability to adjust to changing circumstances and direction as required.
  • Knowledge of national and state-specific curriculum standards. 
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills


    Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed
  • Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hour periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor, utilize a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary

    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position

    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V and prospective employees will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, protected veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.    Other details Job Family Management Pay Type Salary Travel Required No Required Education Bachelor’s Degree Apply Now

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