Some great opportunities! (All U.S.)
- Accessibility Tester (Section 508) at VFO (Freedom Scientific & Optelec Brands) in New York City, NY
- Senior Accessibility UX at BBT bank in Raleigh, NC
- Workday seeks a User Experience Accessibility Associate Product Manager, Pleasanton, CA
- SSB BART Group seeks a Manager of Digital Accessibility Consulting, San Francisco, CA
- SSB BART Group seeks an Accessibility Team Lead, in San Francisco, CA
- Google seeks a Software Engineer, Accessibility, Mountain View, CA
- Akraya is sourcing a contract Accessibility Specialist (6 mo+), San Mateo CA
- Personnel is sourcing a full-time Accessibility Expert (Insurance industry), San Francisco, CA
- Added: Lead Accessibility Specialist at Wells Fargo (multiple locations)
For the Silicon Valley/CA jobs, credit to @jennison @a11ybay @a11yjobs.
Unfortunately, several shiny HTML5 features (such as the video element), ended up implemented to different levels by browsers, without good accessibility, and without an interface that satisfied designers (a nearly impossible task). This includes the date input.
Recently on Twitter, there was some discussion about accessible date picker widgets. Jason Kiss (@JKiss) did some analysis and gave feedback.
I felt compelled to list the examples of accessible date pickers mentioned in the Twitter thread, so here they are. Know any other good ones?
PS: In the tweet thread, props to @handcoding, @pauljadam, and @backflip.
Wow, plenty of great open positions!
- VP of Accessibility & Disability Strategy at University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ.
- Sr. Product Manager – Accessibility at eBay in San Jose, CA (preferably).
- Web Accessibility Specialist at WebAIM in Logan, UT.
- Web Accessibility Program Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.
- Front End Engineer, Accessibility at Adobe in Seattle or SF.
- Assistive Technology Coordinator (Specialist – ATC Production Lab) at Utah Valley University in Orem UT.
- Accessible Technology Specialist at Miami (of Ohio) University in Oxford, OH.
- Assistive Technology Coordinator at The University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA.
- Accessibility Project Coordinator at Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Tallahassee, FL.
- Lead Accessibility Consultant at RNIB, location is flexible but requires travel to head office in London, England.
For updates, follow me (@WebAxe) and @a11yJobs on Twitter!
Video captions are obviously necessary for users with a hearing impairment to access the audio content. But there are more reasons as to why captions are important including:
- Speakers or headset is broken.
- Too loud an environment such as train or yelling children.
- Too quiet an environment such as a library or when spouse is sleeping.
- Helps those with cognitive disability (or language is not native).
Correcting YouTube automated captions
So you have a video on YouTube. The automatic captions are a valiant effort but not nearly understandable enough, yet. To correct, you can use a great tool embedded right in YouTube. Note: If you recall, a few years ago, one had to download the caption file, edit, and then upload.
Below are the basic steps to get you started on editing the captions. This is a very nifty and convenient tool, but best for sighted mouse users. Also keep in mind that there are different ways to reach the editing mode, and it may change (as it has already from the referenced articles below).
- Go to a YouTube video you own (while logged in of course).
- Click the CC (“Subtitles and CC”) icon just under the video.
- If you don’t have a custom caption file:
- Click the “Add new subtitles or CC” menu button.
- Select the language. You may be asked to set the default language at this point.
- If you have a caption file:
- Under the Published heading, click the language of the caption file to edit.
- Click the blue Edit button.
- Edit away!
Resources for YouTube Captions
Here are some tools that specifically check for color contrast accessibility issues on websites. And a few related links below. Know any others?