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From: Jennison Mark Asuncion
Date: Dec 20, 2011 4:36PM


Thought some folks here might find this job post of interest.


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Subject: Web Accessibility Specialist position at W3C/WAI
From: "Shadi Abou-Zahra" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Tue, December 20, 2011 4:39 pm
To: "WAI Interest Group" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Dear All,

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C) is currently seeking a Web Accessibility Specialist to develop
technical guidance on web accessibility in the context of the EC-funded
WAI-ACT Project. Please feel free to circulate this notice, avoiding
cross-postings where possible.

Title: Web Accessibility Specialist

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is seeking a Web Accessibility
Specialist who will work full time through the European host for W3C,
the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
(ERCIM), to develop technical guidance on web accessibility. The Web
Accessibility Specialist will work in the context of the EC-funded
WAI-ACT Project with other project partners, accessibility experts, and
the public to help develop a framework for increased international
cooperation; resources for implementing WCAG 2.0 in advanced
technologies including web applications and mobile devices; and related
technical guidance on accessibility support in web technologies.

Requirements: A minimum of five years' web development 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 MWBP, HTML 4, HTML5, and with the W3C
Process required. Excellent oral and written communication skills
needed; background in usability and user-centered design (UCD) are
advantageous. Must be available to travel.

Additional information:


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)

Jennison Mark Asuncion
Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
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