6. Hiring Accessibility Staff
Hiring an accessibility professional and putting together a job description for their position is likely to be an activity an organization will need to undertake in its efforts to develop a culture of accessibility. When you are developing your own accessibility job description, it can be helpful to see what other organizations are looking for in an accessibility professional.
Spend a few moments with your favourite search engine and try to locate examples of job postings for accessibility professionals. Select one or two positions and write up a short summary of them. Include information like the location, company name, salary, years of experience needed, etc.
Here are a few search terms you can use to get started. Use your imagination to come up with other potential search terms that would turn up similar positions. Try adding a city name to your search terms to find positions close to you.
- IT Accessibility Specialist
- Web Accessibility Specialist
- Web Accessibility Engineer
- Accessibility Expert
- Accessibility Analyst
- Accessibility Program Manager
Note: If you have difficulty locating job postings, but find in your search that you discover profiles of people currently working in the field, take note of those.
Hint: Search LinkedIn
Join the discussion for this activity by enrolling in the Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice MOOC.