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RE: position description


From: Graham Cook
Date: Jul 30, 2005 9:20PM

The term "understanding of section 508" is the crux of the problem. I
suggest that you should change this to something like "demonstrate the
practical application of section 508..". When I was training accessibility
in a major corporation recently I created a visually good looking web page
that had 34 accessibility problems. The students were required to identify
a minimum of 10 problems. Most people identified 15-25 issues, and only one
person identified all issues. (The task typically took 15-20 minutes). You
could also do this for a sample css.

By giving your prospective people a task like this you can get a good idea
of what they know and where their strengths and weaknesses are. It also
overcomes the problem of theory only applicants.


Graham Cook



[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Rachael M Kircher
Sent: Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:42 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] position description

I need to create a document that describes the knowledge, skills, and
abilities a person must have to be an accessible web designer. Does anyone
have descriptions they can share or ideas that should be on the list?

I know it must start with an understanding of Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act and any state mandates. I am just not sure where to take
it from there.


Rachael Kircher
AgrAbility Project Coordinator
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Oklahoma State University
211 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
fax: 405-744-6059