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3 positions open at W3C WAI, based in Europe

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 23:59:45 +0100
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6fdb01f9-020b-6c1c-ed16-480b706dcf03@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

We are excited to announce three open positions at W3C WAI.

This is an opportunity to work directly with the W3C & WAI communities 
to help enhance functionality of the Web for people with disabilities. 
These full-time positions, based in Europe, include:
  - Web Authoring Tools Accessibility Specialist
  - Emerging Web Technologies Accessibility Specialist
  - Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist

Details are below and online at:
  - https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Recruitment/

I look forward to your applications.


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# Web Authoring Tools Accessibility Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time 
staff member, based in Europe, as a Web Authoring Tools Accessibility 
Specialist.

Accessibility support in web authoring tools is essential to achieving 
and maintaining accessible desktop and mobile websites and applications. 
This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team 
responsible for designing internationally recognized strategies, 
standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for people with 
disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical developments of the 
World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with applied expertise in 
the design, development, and configuration of a wide range of authoring 
tools, as well as in accessibility requirements for people with 
different disabilities using a wide range of technologies. This includes 
excellent understanding of the WAI Guidelines, including WCAG, ATAG, and 
their supporting resources, passion for educating others on 
accessibility support in authoring tools, and enthusiasm for the mission 
and spirit of W3C.

## Responsibilities

The individual will lead the design and development of industry-specific 
technical guidance on accessibility support in web authoring tools, and 
promote uptake and implementation of ATAG for accessible web and mobile 
content authoring. The individual will be responsible for evolving 
technical and educational resources as primary editor through the W3C 
consensus process, in close coordination with relevant W3C/WAI working 
groups, in particular the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) 
and the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG). The work includes 
designing and drafting the resources based on careful analyses and input 
from the working groups. It also includes leading guided discussions 
through the open, distributed, collaborative, and iterative process, as 
well as coordinating with a broad variety of stakeholders.

## Requirements

- Proven expertise in the design, development, and configuration of web 
authoring tools;
- Applied knowledge of WCAG, ATAG, and related the W3C technical 
specifications;
- In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from 
W3C/WAI;
- Proven expertise in designing and editing educational materials on 
digital accessibility;
- Applied experience in promoting, advocating, and campaigning for 
digital accessibility;
- Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following 
universal design principles;
- Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building 
trust and consensus;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples 
requested);
- Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly 
distributed setting;
- Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel 
internationally;
- A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly 
recommended;
- Experience in working in an international and distributed organization 
is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of 
the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for 
Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia 
Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific 
circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to 
team-wai-jobs@w3.org.


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# Emerging Web Technologies Accessibility Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time 
staff member, based in Europe, as an Emerging Web Technologies 
Accessibility Specialist.

The Web is continually evolving, with emerging technologies such as 
augmented and immersive environments, artificial intelligence, and more. 
This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team 
responsible for designing internationally recognized strategies, 
standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for people with 
disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical developments of the 
World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with applied expertise in 
emerging web and digital technologies, as well as in accessibility 
requirements for people with different disabilities using a wide range 
of technologies. This includes in-depth knowledge of W3C standards and 
emerging technologies converging onto the Web, accessibility support for 
people with disabilities, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

## Responsibilities

The individual will lead efforts to research, analyze, and communicate 
accessibility support gaps in emerging digital technologies, and help 
design and develop technical accessibility solutions in W3C standards 
and their supporting resources. The individual will be responsible for 
evolving accessibility user needs, user stories, use cases, and other 
technical resources as primary editor guidance through the W3C consensus 
process, in close coordination with relevant W3C/WAI working groups, in 
particular the Accessible Platforms Architecture Working Group (APA WG). 
The work includes designing and drafting the resources based on careful 
analyses and input from the working groups. It also includes leading 
guided discussions through the open, distributed, collaborative, and 
iterative process, as well as coordinating with a broad variety of 
stakeholders.

## Requirements

- Proven and applied expertise in a broad range of emerging web and 
digital technologies;
- Applied experience in standardization and the development of technical 
specifications;
- Proven expertise in accessibility requirements for people with a 
variety of disabilities;
- Applied knowledge of W3C technical specifications, including HTML5 and 
related APIs;
- In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from 
W3C/WAI;
- Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following 
universal design principles;
- Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building 
trust and consensus;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples 
requested);
- Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly 
distributed setting;
- Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel 
internationally;
- A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly 
recommended;
- Experience in working in an international and distributed organization 
is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of 
the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for 
Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia 
Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific 
circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to 
team-wai-jobs@w3.org.


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# Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time 
staff member, based in Europe, as a Web Accessibility Education and 
Training Specialist.

Scalable and qualitative training capacity is critical to support the 
increasing adoption of digital accessibility among businesses and 
governments. This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part 
of the team responsible for designing internationally recognized 
strategies, standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for 
people with disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical 
developments of the World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with 
applied expertise in education and training, and in accessibility 
requirements for people with different disabilities using a wide range 
of technologies. This includes excellent understanding of the WAI 
Guidelines, including WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and their supporting resources, 
passion for educating others on accessible design and development, and 
enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

## Responsibilities

The individual will lead the design and development of web accessibility 
curricula, video-based training resources, and other educational 
material, to help promote common understanding of the web and mobile 
accessibility requirements among a variety of audiences. The individual 
will be responsible for evolving these resources as primary editor 
through the W3C consensus process, in close coordination with relevant 
W3C/WAI working groups, in particular the Education and Outreach Working 
Group (EOWG) and the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG). The 
work includes designing and drafting the resources based on careful 
analyses and input from the working groups. It also includes leading 
guided discussions through the open, distributed, collaborative, and 
iterative process, as well as coordinating with a broad variety of 
stakeholders.

## Requirements

- Proven expertise in providing formal education and training on digital 
accessibility;
- Proven expertise in designing and editing educational materials on 
digital accessibility;
- Applied experience in promoting, advocating, and campaigning for 
digital accessibility;
- Applied knowledge of WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and related W3C technical 
specifications;
- In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from 
W3C/WAI;
- Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following 
universal design principles;
- Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building 
trust and consensus;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples 
requested);
- Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly 
distributed setting;
- Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel 
internationally;
- A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly 
recommended;
- Experience in working in an international and distributed organization 
is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of 
the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for 
Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia 
Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific 
circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to 
team-wai-jobs@w3.org.

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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