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Web Accessibility Engineer position open at W3C/WAI

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 23:41:13 -0400
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium 
(W3C) is currently seeking a Web Accessibility Engineer. Please feel free 
to circulate this notice, avoiding cross-postings where possible.

The job description is listed below, and is also available on the MIT/CSAIL 
Web site along with instructions on how to apply. Please note that any 
correspondence related to the position should be sent via the contacts on 
the MIT/CSAIL site, not in reply to this email.


- Judy

Job description and application instructions:

Job Description:
Title: Web Accessibility Engineer
Req Number: mit-00002002

WEB ACCESSIBILITY ENGINEER, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 
Laboratory, to
ensure that core web technologies support accessibility for people with 
disabilities as part of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web 
Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Will assist in developing guidelines, 
techniques, and test suites for authoring tools, browsers, and media 
players; provide staff support to W3C WAI (http://www.w3.org/WAI/) working 
groups; assist in reviewing W3C technologies while under development to 
ensure their support for accessibility and develop and negotiate technical 
solutions for accessibility requirements; manage issues lists for comments 
received on working group documents; edit working group documents; and 
maintain working group resource pages. Will also give presentations on 
W3C/WAI technical work, provide technical assistance on implementation of 
WAI guidelines, and liaise with organizations pursuing related work.

REQUIREMENTS: computer science or related degree; a minimum of two years' 
experience working in team settings; and in-depth knowledge of W3C 
technologies and WAI guidelines, including WCAG, ATAG, UAAG, XAG, and EARL. 
Must be familiar with the web industry, accessibility support in mainstream 
web technologies, assistive technology, disability communities, and the 
accessibility research community. Excellent oral and written communication 
skills needed. Must be available to travel. Knowledge of project 
management, W3C process, web applications, QA procedures, CMS, user 
interface design, VoiceXML, RDF, Semantic Web, and DOM preferred.

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G530
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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