American Heart Association Intern: Web Accessibility in Dallas, Texas
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!
This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.
The American Heart Association (AHA)seeks an energetic, motivated, and resourceful individual to join the Business Technology (BT) team in Dallas, TX. The desired candidate is someone who is not only sensitive to the electronic communications access needs people with disabilities have, but also will be an individual who will collaborate with the team in ways not yet imagined. As the Digital Accessibility Intern, you will be responsible for:
Supporting BT in identifying potential barriers to accessibility and suggesting potential solutions which will be in conformance with accessibility guidelines and laws including but not limited to W3C WCAG 2.x standards, compliance with the ADA and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
Assisting BT in applying accessibility knowledge to the company’s digital properties including, but not limited to web applications, mobile applications, and electronic documents.
Supporting BT in managing and maintaining the American Heart Association’s Standards documentation repository.
Assisting in the establishment and implementation of effective accessibility training materials.
Reviewing, writing and presenting procedure documents according to standard templates.
Facilitating and tracking procedure reviews and updates.
Defining and meeting key deliverables for assignments and providing updates to management.
Completing assignments in a high-quality and timely fashion.
Participating and assisting with meeting facilitation and minutes related to BT assignments.
Identifying ways to assist BT in promoting accessibility through various communication methods.
Supporting the roadmap planning and project intake efforts.
· Skills & Knowledge
Ability to be detail oriented
Awareness or understanding of closed captioning
Basic proficiency in video editing
An interest in issues of accessibility, disability, assistive technology or universal design
Applicants should be ready to learn on the job and will be supported in developing a robust skill set in the area of accessibility
Strong problem solving and time management skills
Ability to work under pressure and the ability to work independently and in small groups is required
Knowledge of, or experience with, the following is a plus:
Accessibility barriers resulting from visual impairment, hearing impairment, cognitive Impairment, mobility impairment, and / or a combination of multiple disabilities
Accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act
Windows and Mac OS, mobile accessibility on Android and iOS
Screen readers, screen magnifiers, switch controls
HTML 4 and 5, CSS 2 and 3
Experience with Scrum and agile methodologies
Experience with Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research is a plus
A solid working knowledge and comfort level with Microsoft Office including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is required.
Demonstrated writing and editing skills
Excellent oral and visual communication skills
Experience working with a team, faculty or staff
Demonstrated dependability and time/task management skills
- 1+ years of experience in web design, video production, copy editing, journalism, publishing, or other related fields is preferred.
Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.
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Posted Date 2 months ago (12/6/2019 12:50 PM)
Requisition ID 2019-5320
Job Family Group Business Operations
Job Category Information Technologies
Location: Dallas, TX