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Digital Accessibility/UX Intern


Dayton, OH Or Philadelphia, PA Or NYC, NY Or St. Louis, MO,UNITED STATES

Digital Accessibility Internship

As a Digital Accessibility Specialist Intern within Elsevier’s Technology organization, you will help ensure our products and services are accessible and usable by people with disabilities. You will work with stakeholders to plan and conduct accessibility audits and research around accessibility issues. This includes conducting VPATs (Voluntary Accessibility Templates)/ACRs (Accessibility Conformance Reports) in line with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.1 AA. You will also coach and provide guidance to a variety of teammates such as user experience specialists, software engineers, quality engineers, and product managers.

Job Description

Conduct website and mobile app evaluations against W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Research and recommend compliant and viable fixes to accessibility issues and barriers.

Evaluate websites using end user interviews with people who experience disabilities or other accessibility barriers.

Present evaluation findings through written reports, oral presentations, and power point summaries.

Spread knowledge of accessibility and disability issues through various digital channels.

Review digital brand guidelines and improve to cover larger accessibility and disability prersonas.

Learning Opportunities

Work with an experienced team with over 26 years in field of accessibility and user experience design.

Influence stakeholder decisions and push accessibility onto the development agenda.

Engage a variety of product development teams and coach squads towards accessible best practices.

Hone your analytical skills to understand how people with disabilities use websites and assistive technologies.

Positively impact the lives of scientists, researchers, and health professionals by improving the usability and accessibility of information analytics.

Learn how to use automated accessibility testing tools and how to interpret findings.

Learn to use assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnification software and speech input software.

Research current scholarship and thought leaders for best practices in topics such as nursing simulations, anatomy, chemistry, math, peer reviewed publishing.

Assimilate accessibility knowledge from across domains to create mega trends and industry insights.


College undergraduates in final year of program or on the cusp of graduation. Recent 2020 or 2021 graduates will also be considered.

Enrolled in User Experience, Design, Computer Science, or another relevant field.

Experience with technology, specifically digital accessibility, and program execution.


Strong communication and professional writing skills. Organizational and project management skills, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media. Creative and flexible.

Office apps including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

Detail oriented, a quick learner, organized self-starter.

Primary interest in accessibility/disability issues

Interest in health sciences, information analytics, and scientific research.

Hourly rate of pay is dependent on level of education and/or experience.

Hours: 20-40 hours per week.

Duration of internship: 10 weeks.

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