Web Accessibility Engineer at W3C

Web Accessibility Engineer
Req Number: mit-00007890
Department: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Location(s): Cambridge MA
Type : Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: SRS (Research)

WEB ACCESSIBILITY ENGINEER, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)-Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), to manage the progress of accessibility solutions in HTML5. Will work with accessibility experts to develop change proposals, monitor progress, reach out to different stakeholders, respond to clarification requests, and promote implementations; provide staff support to accessibility working groups and task forces; assist in reviewing accessibility support in W3C technologies that have intersecting features with HTML5 while they are under development; and develop and document accessibility requirements for HTML-Next in coordination with WAI groups.


REQUIREMENTS: a minimum of three years' project management experience and working in team settings. Must possess in-depth knowledge of accessibility requirements across different types of disabilities; existing accessibility support in Web technologies including interoperability with assistive technologies; and WAI guidelines and specifications including WCAG, ATAG, UAAG, and WAI-ARIA. Familiarity with W3C technologies including HTML 4 and HTML5 and with W3C Process required. Excellent oral and written communication skills needed.Must be available to travel.

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Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Ann Seymour at aseymour@csail.mit.edu

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