[Athen] Remote (but San Jose or NYC preferred): Yahoo hiring two Associate Accessibility Specialists

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Thu Sep 16 21:16:16 PDT 2021

Just the messenger:

Check it out:
The best Accessibility team in the biz (us!) just posted two new
opportunities to join our team (as “Associate Accessibility Specialist”
contractors). Check out the attached job description; resumes can be
submitted to accessibility-hiring at yahooinc.com


Yahoo’s Accessibility Team is looking for two Associate Accessibility
Specialists for product evaluation for all platforms. Applicants should
share Yahoo’s passion for making products and services accessible to people
with disabilities. In this role you will be a member of Yahoo’s
award-winning Accessibility Team, internationally recognized leaders who
have changed the Accessible Technology world. You will work with
innovative, dedicated program managers, engineers and designers of apps and
websites used by millions of people worldwide. Reflecting Yahoo’s singular
focus on users, you will help assure that our products don’t just meet
minimum accessibility requirements, but deliver extraordinary user
experiences for everyone, including people with disabilities.


Your primary role will be to work directly with Yahoo’s global product
teams as one of Yahoo’s in-house accessibility experts on products, across
all platforms (i.e., desktop web and app, native mobile app, mobile web,
OTT and whatever’s next). Your responsibilities will include: conducting
product evaluations, identifying barriers to accessibility, providing
feedback and guidance during product development, training engineers on
best practices, proposing or inventing technical solutions and validating
that our products not only function as expected with assistive technology
(e.g. keyboard/mouse alternatives), but that they set the standard for
usability. You will be working on products and services across all of
Yahoo’s brands such as: Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo
Fantasy, Yahoo News, Yahoo Shops, Yahoo.com and AOL.com.

You will be responsible for working with Yahoo product groups to help them
identify and address basic accessibility requirements as delineated in the
W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, v2.1 and beyond.

Successful candidates will be familiar with using screen reader software
such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack, as well as AT such as single
switches, alternate input devices and magnifiers. In addition, they will
have some experience with automated testing tools (e.g. WAVE, axe DevTools)
and will have performed manual accessibility testing. They will have the
ability to learn new products quickly, have strong time-management skills,
the ability to work effectively to a deadline and a passion for working in
a fast-paced high-tech environment. This is an active, hands-on role that
will be attractive to people who enjoy working directly with a variety of
cross-functional teams on multiple products simultaneously. A successful
candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be
able to clearly articulate technical concepts and issues to designers,
software engineers, and product managers. Attention to detail is a must.
Some travel may be required as the global health situation improves (at
most a few days once or twice per quarter.)

The locations for these roles is flexible, including working remotely, but
preference will be given to candidates located near one of our
state-of-the-art Accessibility Labs (San Jose, California; and New York
City). These new hires will be brought on as Contractors.

Your work day will include a variety of tasks such as product evaluations;
discussions, presentations and demonstrations of accessible design
principles and best practices to engineers, designers, product managers;
and supporting the activities of Yahoo’s pioneering Accessibility Labs.

Preferred Qualifications
● Bachelor's or Master’s degree
● Preferred majors: User Experience, Design, Human Factors, HCI, Cognitive
Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Anthropology
● At least one year of experience evaluating the accessibility of websites
and mobile apps
● Connections with users with disabilities, as a member of the community,
as a friend, family member or ally. Dedication to the issues of disability,
diversity and inclusion.
● Knowledge of and experience with assistive technology (e.g., screen
readers, single switches, closed captioning)
● Familiarity with built-in accessibility features on OSX, Windows, iOS and
Android and set-top boxes (Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, etc.)
● Familiarity with industry best practices and standards and guidelines for
accessibility (e.g. WCAG 2.1)
● Proven ability to maintain positive relationships with teams and form
individual relationships with peers
● Insatiable curiosity about the why behind the what, a keen eye for
spotting “aha!” moments in processes and in the data, passion for all
digital experiences
● Ability to work independently and flexibly to adapt to rapid changes
while keeping a positive attitude and an open mind
● Strong work ethic and spirited collaborator
Some experience planning, conducting, analyzing, and presenting the results
of UX research with various methodologies and experience conducting studies
with people with disabilities
● Familiarity with JIRA and Google Suite (Docs, Drive, Meets)
● Strong presentation and writing skills

To submit your resume, send it to: accessibility-hiring at yahooinc.com

To learn more about our work visit www.yahoo.com/accessibility

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,
veteran status, disability or other protected category.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will
not subject you to any adverse treatment.
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