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Technology Accessibility Specialist

Recruitment #17-005055-0012



State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range: $60,543 - $88,424


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for ensuring that all digital products generated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are accessible to individuals with disabilities.


Increase the capacity of MSDE to provide equitable access to content and information for independent use by individuals with disabilities; reviews digital resources; ensures that all communications, including meetings, are accessible; utilize software and hardware and assistive technologies needed to create and evaluate products for individuals with disabilities; collaborates and provides technical assistance to MSDE and local school systems related to the procurement and development of accessible products; develops policies and processes related to presentation of digital content in accordance with federal and state regulations and policies.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Special Education, Instructional Technology, Assistive Technology, We-based Design or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional work experience with assistive technology, digital learning, and accessibility compliance.   


1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.

2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.


Knowledge of current accessibility regulations, laws, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, experience in the use of assistive software and hardware resources; skill in developing and presenting professional development programs; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations; ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


Open Until Filled


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Education Program Specialist I, Technology Accessibility Specialist- Division of CRA&A (Curriculum, Research, Assessment & Accountability)   #082549 - JobAps # 17-005055-0012 Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request