Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit

Teach Access provides the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit to help organizations build internal capacity for producing accessible digital products by developing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.

The toolkit currently provides Position Description Language and Screening and Interview Questions.

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How to access the toolkit

The Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit resides on GitHub as an open source resource. You can access the latest content through the GitHub site, submit issues directly through GitHub, or contact us via email with any questions.

How to submit translations

Translations can either be submitted through a pull request through GitHub or sent via email in markdown format.

How to request/submit new roles for inclusion

New roles can be added through the “issue tracker” in GitHub, through the online submission form, or through email. If you already have content in mind for the roles, please ensure it matches the current format of the roles pages. Roles are currently structured as follows:

  • Position Description
    • Responsibilities
    • Qualifications
  • Interview Questions
    • Screening
    • Interview Committee

What is the Teach Access Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit?

The Teach Access Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit is a free tool that offers language and sample interview questions for different job positions. It aims to bridge the accessibility skills gap and is updated annually by Teach Access.

Why was the toolkit created?

The toolkit was developed to address the accessibility skills gap and promote inclusivity in hiring processes. It equips Human Resources and Hiring Managers with resources to ensure that candidates with an understanding of digital accessibility are considered.

What does the toolkit include?

The toolkit provides language and interview questions that can be incorporated into job descriptions. You can adapt these resources to your needs or use the provided content.

Who should use the toolkit?

Human Resources and Hiring Managers are encouraged to utilize the toolkit. It assists in integrating accessibility-focused descriptions and interview questions into their hiring processes.

How can the toolkit be used?

You can incorporate toolkit components into your job descriptions to highlight the importance of digital accessibility skills. Additionally, you can integrate the sample interview questions to evaluate candidates’ understanding of accessibility.

What is the benefit of using the toolkit?

Utilizing the toolkit can enhance your hiring process to ensure you’re selecting candidates with a grasp of digital accessibility. This contributes to a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

Is the toolkit updated regularly?

Teach Access updates the toolkit annually to maintain evolving accessibility practices and ensure its relevance.

Can I customize the resources?

Absolutely. You can adapt the language, descriptions, and interview questions to meet your organization’s needs.

How does the toolkit contribute to closing the accessibility skills gap?

By promoting the integration of accessibility-related content into job descriptions and interview questions, the toolkit helps ensure that candidates with digital accessibility knowledge are considered for positions, thus closing the skills gap.

Where can I access the toolkit?

You can access the Teach Access Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit on the Teach Access website, or Github

Creative Commons License
Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit by Teach Access is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Interview questions adapted from the Accessibility Interview Questions open source resource.