Many great opportunities are available in the digital accessibility field.
- Technical Writer for Web Developer Software at Deque Systems in Ann Arbor, MI.
- UI Client Accessibility—Software Engineer at Workday in Pleasanton, CA.
- Director of Accessibility at EVERFI in Washington, DC.
- Digital Accessibility Specialist at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN.
- Accessibility Director at AbilityNet in London, UK.
- Accessibility Engineer at Adobe in San Francisco, CA.
- iOS Accessibility Engineer at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA.
- Web Accessibility Consultant at Level Access in San Francisco, CA.
- Director Accessibility Services at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT.
- UI Client Accessibility – Software Engineer at Workday in Pleasanton, CA.
- Digital Accessibility Specialist (contract) at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton, CA.
- Screen Reader Accessibility Auditor at Accessible360 (remote, I believe).
- Web Accessibility Tester at JP Morgan Chase in San Francisco, CA.
- Digital Accessibility Engineer (contract) at Collabera in Boston, MA.
- Accessibility Specialist wanted at Pearson in Boston or remote.
- Sr. Front End Engineer (with WCAG, Ruby skills) at Scribd in San Francisco, CA.
- Accessibility Specialist (engineer) at edX in Cambridge, MA.
- Product Manager at Deque Systems in Ann Arbor, MI.
- Accessibility QA Tester (screen reader user) at Apertus Partners in Mountain View, CA.
Follow me, @a11yJobs, and @LyndonDunbar on Twitter for more!
Here’s a great list of accessibility books. Feel free to submit any others in comments.
- Accessibility For Everyone, by @LauraKalbag, A Book Apart 2017
- Color Accessibility Workflows, by @HelloGeri, A Book Apart 2017
- Inclusive Design Patterns—Coding Web Accessibility Into Web Design, by Heydon Pickering (@heydonworks), Smashing Magazine 2016
- Apps for All: Coding Accessible Web Applications, by Heydon Pickering (@heydonworks), Smashing Magazine 2014
- A Web for Everyone—Designing Accessible User Experiences, by Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery, Rosenfeld Media, 2013
- HTML5 Accessibility, by Joshue O Connor (@joshueoconnor), 2012 (older, but much of it still relevant; my review)
- For nostalgia’s sake: Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, multiple authors, Friends of Ed, 2006
The web/digital industry certainly moves fast, and arguably even more so in the accessibility field. Here are some good resources to help keep you updated.
Know any others? Please leave a comment.
The inaugural Accessibility Toronto Conference was a big success! The event was held September 28-29, 2017 in the TELUS building in downtown Toronto. (Toronto has been a leader in conducting accessibility “camps” but this was the first “conference”.) Major thanks to the event organizers and sponsors.
Addendum Nov 6, 2017: AMI Inside: a11yTO Conference (YouTube)
Here are resources for many of the presentations. Feel free to add any to the comments.
- The 7th #a11yTOCamp is scheduled for November 18 at @OCAD. Follow @a11yTO for more info.
- Great moment: Makoto strips off his flannel shirt and proudly displays a Toronto Blue Jays baseball jersey which was hidden underneath!
- Personally, it was great meeting some folks in person for the first time whom I’ve know online for years, especially @vavroom. Also met some great new folks!
- I also really enjoyed visiting Toronto—a very clean, fun, friendly, and diverse city!
Below are some selected tweets from the conference. The event’s account is @a11yTO and the hash tag is #a11yTOConf.
Another successful CSUN Assistive Technology Conference has come and gone. Below is a curated list of slide decks, reviews, photos, and more. Also check out my CSUN17 preview.
Slides etc. from presentations
Feel free to cite more in the comments.
Other reviews, etc.
More awesome stuff
WCAG 2.1 First public working draft. Also see Quick Guide to WCAG 2.1 First Public Working Draft by David MacDonald
By IBM Va11yS, or Verified Accessibility Samples, is a repository of live working code samples that designers and developers can easily access to test with different assistive technologies and tools.
OATMEAL – An accessibility testing methodology for the web, by eBay. Stands for Open Accessibility Testing Methods for Experts And Layfolk—nice!
Mind Your Lang by Adrian Roselli from role=drinks event.
More from CSUN17 Flickr album by Dennis Lembree