Digital Accessibility Services Intern
Job Details
Entry
Lighthouse Works - Orlando, FL
Part Time
High School
None
Entry Level
Basic Functions

Lighthouse Works is a mission-driven, values-based organization providing creative, competitive, and integrated employment opportunities for blind and visually-impaired working-aged individuals in Central Florida. Lighthouse Works also exists to drive real business, for real customers, to support and grow the rehabilitation training at Lighthouse Central Florida.

 

The Lighthouse Works Digital Accessibility Solutions team is looking for an intern that has some basic knowledge of accessibility and HTML code and is eager and ready to take the next steps in becoming a digital accessibility auditor. In this role you will be trained on how Lighthouse Works audits digital content, as well as how to report findings to customers in a manner that is actionable for the purposes of remediation of content.

 

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Create free audits briefly summarizing prospective customers current website accessibility
  • Review prospective customers websites to determine the scope of work
  • Create audit proposals for the Operations Manager based on the results of the scoping process
  • Perform thorough audits, including both automated and manual testing, using current accessibility standards like Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Perform equally thorough but less detailed punch list and re-test audits
  • Answer customers questions regarding audit results, offering solutions where possible
  • Issue Lighthouse Site Seals for passing audits, and Under Review seals for in-progress audits
  • Compare similar products and create report cards briefly explaining the pros and cons of each product from an accessibility perspective
  • Collaborate with other team members to make sure software we build (whether for internal or external use) is not only WCAG compliant but as accessible and usable as possible
  • Continuously learn about the current version of WCAG (and other accessibility standards as needed), and how those general guidelines translate into actionable recommendations at the code level
Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent required. Some business classes, vocational/technical training preferred.

 

Experience:

 

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Basic understanding of client-side web technologies (HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS)
  • The ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail over an extended period of time
  • The ability to comfortably complete repetitive tasks accurately
  • Embodies commitment to organizations core values and seeks ways to share it.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to remain in a normal seated position regularly.
  • Repetitive motion/use of hands for fine manipulation on a computer.
  • Ability to move about independently.

 

Requirements:

  • Must pass Level II background check.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn quickly, solve problems, and make suggestions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Desire and tenacity to learn new skills and adapt to new challenges with an exceedingly fast learning curve.
  • Have a positive attitude and be proactive.

 

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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