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/

Dropbox

Software Engineer UI/Accessibility

  • As a UI Engineer/Accessibility you will work principally on delivering and improving the user experience and interface of our products and component libraries, with a focus on improving and addressing accessibility concerns. You will partner with other engineers, managers, product owners to make sure all our shared components and end-user experiences meet the accessibility needs for our web products, and you will ensure our core components remain accessible by delivering the scalable and repeatable tooling that makes this possible.

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

  • User Experience Researcher: Experience with user research supporting accessibility (preferred)
  • Front End Designer: 3+ years of HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility (requirement)
  • Product Designer: Experience designing for groups of people (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility for people with disabilities, etc) (preferred)

Other positions requiring accessibility experience can be found here.

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.”

Intuit

Intuit is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. We provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees or applicants for employment, including providing alternative methods of applying for employment for individuals unable to submit an application through this site because of a disability. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please talk with your recruiter or email TalentAcquisition@intuit.com.

Examples of accessibility requirements within current Intuit job descriptions are:

  • Love solving for scale, re-usability and accessibility
  • Continually audit the site, navigation, crawl accessibility, pages, content and internal and inbound links to ensure optimal performance

LinkedIn

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

Microsoft

  • Listed at Microsoft Careers: A filtered query for accessibility positions at Microsoft. There are lots of examples of different ways our internal organizations are representing diversity and inclusion around disability and accessibility.

Oath

Examples of accessibility requirements within current Oath job descriptions are:

Stanford University

  • Web Developer 2
    • Evaluate third-party modules for functionality, accessibility, security, and maintainability.
  • Web Developer 3
    • Research, evaluate, and enforce web standards for usability and accessibility. Develop and enforce Stanford programming and application design standards.
  • Web Designer 1
    • 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.
  • Web Designer 2
    • 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.
  • Web Designer 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.
    • Demonstrated understanding of how implementation decisions impact user experience in terms of browser and device compatibility, accessibility, internationalization, and performance.
  • User Experience Designer 1
    • Ensure compliance with Stanford’s online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
    • Knowledge of WC3 (World Wide Web consortium) and related standards, including accessibility.
  • User Experience Designer 2
    • Develop user protocols, ensure designs aligned with user needs, accessibility standards and underlying technology.  Ensure systems are compliant with Stanford’s online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
    • Make systems compliant with Stanford’s online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
    • Experience in designing for accessibility, ensuring adequate access to information through assistive technologies.
  • User Experience Designer 3
    • Lead or oversee the definition, design, testing and delivery of the functionality and interface of applications with user interfaces; ensure designs aligned with user needs, accessibility standards and underlying technology.
    • Ensure systems are compliant with Stanford’s online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
    • Make systems compliant with Stanford’s online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
    • Experience in designing for accessibility, ensuring adequate access to information through assistive technologies.
  • Web Administrator 2
    • Under minimal supervision, oversee the planning, maintenance, and accessibility of Stanford-owned and generated website content and content-related services.
    • Evaluate third-party features and services for functionality, accessibility, security, and maintainability; adapt/improve search engine optimization.