Digital Accessibility Engineer (entry level)
CNIB invites you to build a career as unique as you! We are currently searching for a Digital Accessibility Engineer.
Your impact at CNIB
Assist with digital accessibility audits, identifying technical accessibility concerns, and recommending technical solutions to clients.
Supervise and lead UX-focused Lived Experience User Testing of client websites, mobile apps, and other digital products and/or platforms. Review and identify accessibility issues and propose remediation to clients.
Help to develop and maintain CNIB Access Labs’ web-based digital accessibility testing and test reporting tools using PHP and Drupal CMS.
Development of web-based testing and reporting tools.
Development of example solutions to digital accessibility issues.
Who you are
You’re a recent graduate with a degree or diploma in a computing related course.
You’re passionate about inclusiveness and enabling access for all Canadians with disabilities.
You love getting your hands dirty, diving into code and designs, looking for how to help them remediate problems.
You love designing and coding small bespoke tools and solutions.
You enjoy talking about technology, talking about technical problems you discover and your solutions to them.
You enjoy pushing the envelope, looking for new and better ways to do things.
You enjoy the challenge of constantly learning something new in a rapidly developing and expanding discipline.
We want to hear from you if you have
Post-secondary degree or diploma in a computing-related field.
Demonstrable knowledge of Web development.
Working knowledge of website design, tools, and processes.
Personal or professional experience related to disability is an asset.
A strong understanding of modern web and app development.
Knowledge of UX design, and of HCI design methodologies.
Knowledge of building interactive UI components e.g., for games, date pickers, SVG interactive animations.
Professional experience in building web applications and knowledge of UI testing methodologies.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation).
Keen interest in computing and UI/UX.
Knowledge of digital accessibility, and how to design, develop & test accessible content on the web and in apps an asset.
Knowledge of the PHP programming language an asset.
Knowledge of Drupal CMS an asset.
Some experience with embedded systems e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi an asset.
A knowledge of a second language other than English an asset.
Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.
Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset.
CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women, gender diverse, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. If at any stage you require accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to support your accessibility needs. We're excited to review your application!
Please note: While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow up with every applicant.