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From time to time, W3C looks for motivated people to join the W3C Team. The Team provides technical leadership about Web technologies, organizes and manages W3C activities to reach goals within practical constraints (such as resources available), and communicates with the Members and the public about the Web and W3C technologies. W3C is unique among standards bodies for its full-time staff of Web experts.

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Web Accessibility Engineer (China)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a staff and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.

W3C seeks a full-time Web Accessibility Engineer to be based at Beihang University in Beijing, China. This individual will help ensure accessibility of the Web for people with disabilities and older users, with an emphasis on accessibility of Web technologies and guidelines, mobile accessibility, and accessibility education and outreach.

Responsibilities:

Work will involve engagement as a Team contact with a variety of working groups and with W3C Member organizations and the public. This includes representatives of the Web industry, disability community, accessibility researchers, education and government interested in accessibility of the Web internationally and also in the Chinese community.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the web accessibility field;
  • In-depth understanding of the user requirements of people with disabilities and older users, with regard to accessibility of the web;
  • Familiarity with accessibility barriers and solutions, including assistive technologies, for diverse types of information and communications technologies (ICT) including the web;
  • In-depth familiarity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0; the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0; the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG); and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA);
  • The ability to work remotely with collaborative working groups and the W3C global team, including some evening and night hours.
  • Strong spoken and written English skills.

Preferred:

  • Previous work experience in an international setting.
  • Familiarity with mobile accessibility.
  • Previous experience with collaborative working groups and consensus decision processes.
  • Technical writing training or experience.
  • Familiarity with key W3C technologies including HTML5 and CSS.

The position is located at Beihang University, No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China. Occasional international and domestic travel is required, as well as the ability to work remotely with collaborative working groups and the W3C global team.

Please send a cover letter and resume including qualifications to team-beihang-position@w3.org. W3C Beihang is an equal opportunity employer.


W3C Fellows are employees of Member organizations who join the W3C Team for specific projects and usually a predetermined duration. W3C encourages Member organizations to participate.

Current W3C Fellows

  • Jean-François Abramatic (INRIA)
  • Eric Eggert (Knowbility)
  • Felix Sasaki (DFKI)
  • Past fellows…