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Digital Accessibility Analyst

CAPE

Toronto, ON,CANADA

Digital Accessibility Analyst

This role described below is part of CBC’s CAPE program which is specifically for people with disabilities*. CAPE is a twelve-week paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, showcase the talents of this traditionally underrepresented group, and generate more discussion, learning and content related to disability, accessibility and inclusion. The program will run from September 13 to December 3, 2021.

What do you need to be eligible?

You must self-identify as a person with a disability*.

Please submit a one-page letter of interest describing:

why you think this program is right for you and;

what impact you think it could have on your career objectives.

You must have no prior work experience with the CBC.

You must be able to work legally in Canada.

You must be available for the assigned workweek during the program, to be discussed during the interview process (up to 36.25 hours).



*The Employment Equity Act identifies and defines persons with disabilities as: a person with a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment or who believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, as well as individuals with functional limitations due to their impairment that have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.


Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role and how you will make an impact:

Building accessible audience experiences is foundational to creating an inclusive CBC that reflects Canada’s diversity. Our priority is ensuring everything our audience interacts with is viewed through an accessibility lens before it is made available. The Accessibility team, within the Digital Strategy and Products Department, has set out to do just that. Our mission is to foster an inclusive mindset within digital product teams to enable CBC's digital products to be usable by the widest possible audience.

As a member of the Accessibility team, you will have a say in determining how accessible CBC is today and in shaping our future priorities. Over 12 weeks, you will benchmark the accessibility of CBC’s digital properties against its competitors to determine how inclusive CBC’s online experiences are. Based on the benchmarking exercise, you will also identify opportunities for CBC to improve the accessibility of its online experiences.

In your role, you can expect to work on:

Identifying 3-5 companies against which CBC will be benchmarked

Identifying a scoring methodology against which the companies will be benchmarked

Evaluating the accessibility of online experiences for CBC and selected companies

Summarizing the findings of the benchmarking exercise

Presenting the findings to the Accessibility team and the broader Digital team

You will have the guidance of the Accessibility team at each stage of the benchmarking exercise.

Here at CBC Digital Strategy & Products, we want you to be happy and feel good at work. It is essential that work be a safe space where our employees are able to share their authentic selves with one another and to push each other to challenge conventions.

Perks you can look forward to:

Opportunities for continued learning and professional development;

Flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work;

A collaborative tight-knit team that is there to support you and set you up for success in your role;

A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected;

A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity, inclusivity, belonging and accessibility



What you bring to our team:

Passion and creativity. You are enthusiastic about enabling accessibility for digital products and you are willing to come up with creative ways to make that happen

The technical knowledge. You understand first hand what an accessible digital product experience is like and what the industry accessibility standard is. You are familiar with:

WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines, and related technologies and standards

The use of assistive technology, particularly screen readers

The proactive mindset. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and take action. When you are unsure about how to do something, you are willing to ask for help and learn new things

The collaborative approach. You thrive in a team-focused environment and understand that you are working towards a shared goal

To Apply:

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

If this sounds interesting, please apply online or by submitting the following documents to recruitment@cbc.ca:

resume;

one-page letter of interest describing:

why you think this program is right for you and;

what impact you think it could have on your career objectives to the following email address: engagementandinclusion@cbc.ca

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to recruitment@cbc.ca.

If you’re interested in reading more about the various backgrounds of the talented people that make up our teams, our exciting new projects, and what we’re currently working on, check out our Digital Labs blog on Medium!

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