Job Descriptions

The companies that are supporting Teach Access are focused on the continual improvement of the accessibility of their products and services. They have recognized that the success of this effort relies on a technical workforce broadly familiar with and trained on the fundamentals of designing, developing, testing and proliferating accessible technologies, including the common standards and specifications and alternative interfaces used by people with disabilities. These skills should be spread across a variety of engineering, development and design positions, not just those dedicated full-time to accessibility.

To help achieve this goal, we are adding appropriate language in our job descriptions that emphasize the skill set we’re seeking. We believe that by highlighting our need for new talent to enter the workforce prepared with this knowledge, we will be shining a spotlight on our dedication to this shared mission, we will be raising awareness among job-seekers (and their alma maters) and we will eventually save significant time and effort presently spent training existing staff on the requirements we face in the global marketplace.

As new job descriptions that add this preference or requirement are posted, we will list them here.

Adobe

  • Listed at Adobe Careers
    All new product-related technical job descriptions will incorporate language related to accessibility.

Capital One

  • “Accessibility preferred” qualification added to all job descriptions that impact accessibility:
    • “An understanding of why and how to build products that are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities”
  • Sr. Manager, Software Engineering
    • “An understanding of why and how to build products that are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.”
  • https://www.capitalonecareers.com/

edX

Listed at Jobs at edX

  • Android Mobile Developer
    • Familiarity with mobile accessibility best practices, Experience with Google Talkback Accessibility Services (preferred)
  • Principal Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Solutions Architect, Webmaster
    • Familiarity with standards compliant front-end development and accessibility best practices (preferred)
  • Developer Advocate
    • Familiarity with Digital Accessibility
    • Familiarity with WCAG 2.0
  • Engineering Lead – Teaching & Learning, Principal Software Engineer – Teaching & Learning, Software Engineer, Full Stack
    • Experience with digital accessibility and/or automated accessibility evaluation tools (Chrome Accessibility Developer Tools, pa11y, aXe, etc.)
    • Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA
  • Senior iOS Developer
    • Familiarity with mobile accessibility best practices.
    • Experience with iOS accessibility features.
  • Lead Mobile Developer
    • Familiarity with mobile accessibility best practices.
    • Experience with iOS and Android accessibility features.

Facebook

  • Market Researcher, Growth: Experience with user research supporting accessibility highly desirable (requirement)
  • UX Researcher: Experience with user research supporting accessibility highly desirable (requirement)
  • UX Researcher, Growth: Experience with user research supporting accessibility highly desirable (requirement)
  • Front-end Engineer: 3+ years of HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility (requirement)
  • Software Engineer, Mobile, Android UI: Familiarity with Android UI design principles and accessibility best practices (requirement)

Fresh Tilled Soil

  • UX Developer: Have an understanding of Technical UX concepts like: accessibility, performance, and responsive design implementation (requirement); Have experience with Accessibility standards and requirements (WCAG 2.0 & Section 508)

Google

Numerous positions in locations throughout the U.S.  The examples below include Preferred Qualifications such as: “An understanding of the principles of accessibility and can build products that are accessible to users with disabilities” or, “Strong sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience, including accessibility.”

LinkedIn

  • Web Developer: Knowledge of current trends and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance, accessibility and usability (preferred qualification)

Stanford University

  • Web Developer 2: Evaluate third-party modules for functionality, accessibility, security, and maintainability (core duties)
  • Web Developer 3: Research, evaluate, and enforce web standards for usability and accessibility (core duties)
  • Web Designers (1, 2, 3): Collaborate with IT Services, University Communications, and Online Accessibility Program staff to ensure group’s compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility (core duties)

Twitter

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