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Accessibility Program Manager job posting

From: Ken Kipnes <ken.kipnes@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 11:53:26 -0400
Message-ID: <002a01c76650$f3a19be0$8163908d@us.oracle.com>
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Cc: <donald.deutsch@oracle.com>
Hello All,

After 10 years at Oracle, Connie Myers, Oracle's Accessibility Program Manager, is retiring from Oracle.  We wish Connie well in her new endeavors.

Below is a job posting for Oracle's Accessibility Program Manager to replace Connie.  At Oracle, the Accessibility Program Manager coordinates Accessibility requirements across divisions, works with Legal Counsel, acts as Accessibility POC to the Oracle Sales team, and represents Oracle in external standards and consortia activities related to accessibility.

If you have an interest in this position, please take the time to read through the job posting below.  Direct any inquiries to Don Deutsch, VP of Standards Strategy and Architecture, at donald.deutsch@oracle.com or

Don Deutsch
Oracle USA
500 Oracle Parkway  5OP366
Redwood City , CA 94065

regards,
ken

 
Job Posting

Job Posting Title: IRC884759

Job Title:  Accessibility Program Manager

Organization Name: Corporate Architecture Group

Department Description:

The Corporate Architecture Group finds solutions to architectural problems that cross product group boundaries, and reviews architectural aspects of planned products. In addition, its charter includes industry standards, accessibility, user interface policy, interoperability, Linux, as well as information security.

Brief Posting Description:

Serve as focal point and spokesperson for Oracle accessibility efforts.  Coordinate efforts within development organizations to make Company products accessible and conformant with regulations and standards. Work with development and outside counsel in crafting VPATs indicating products conformance to US Government accessibility mandates. Serve as primary contact for Oracle field sales personnel on accessibility related questions. Represent Oracle in external standards and consortia activities related to accessibility.

Duties include:

  a.. developing high-level (versus detail technical) understanding of accessibility requirements for Oracle products around the world and specifically in the US,
  b.. designing and carrying out process to support sales on accessibility matters,
  c.. working with government and in standardization and consortia forums to shape world-wide accessibility requirements, and
  d.. identifying and coordinating Company development resources to ensure Oracle products are accessible.
Detailed Description

Job Requirements

Additional Details:

Successful access to information by people with disabilities is known as "accessibility." Accessibility is a significant issue for a growing user population and includes not only those born disabled, but those who have experienced incapacitation through accident, illness, or aging. Oracle's goal is to ensure that products and services are accessible to the disabled community while maintaining excellent usability. Industry standards will continue to evolve over time, and Oracle is actively engaged with other market leading technology vendors in addressing technical obstacles.

This open position leverages a deep understanding of accessibility community user needs, regulations, as well as assistive technologies. Practical experience with hardware and software interoperability, the ability to work with partners, and participation in relevant standards consortia are integral components of this corporate role. An ideal candidate would posses the skills necessary to bridge and coordinate internal resources and to serve in an external capacity. In addition to a strategic dimension, main operational facets include:

  a.. Understanding and interpretation of federal and global regulations around accessibility and related procurement mandates (Section 508, WCAG, ISO, etc.).
  b.. Internal communication of accessibility regulations and policy to disparate development organizations (user interface tech stack, documentation, and web sites).
  c.. Coordination of internal stakeholders, including usability, interaction design, interoperability, standards, and technology policy.
  d.. Field sales assistance, education, and communication of policy while interfacing with customers
  e.. External communication of product status via Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs), corporate accessibility web site, white papers, as well as partner consortia deliverables
  f.. Evangelism role in public forums, industry consortia, and representation in international standards bodies
  g.. Basic understanding of software architectures, with a grasp of how java, rich client browser interfaces, and major operating systems interface with assistive technologies and hardware.
  h.. Assistance with implementation of accessibility best practices in development tools, Quality Assurance, and laboratory testing with screen readers and other AT devices.
  i.. Excellent command of the English language (Written and Spoken)
  j.. Writing and Public speaking skills
  k.. Some international travel
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