DEPARTMENT

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DESCRIPTION

To educate the next generation of leaders in the accessibility field while providing a bridge between academic research and practice at LCPA. In addition to contributing to on-going projects, and access to professional development and mentoring, the Fellow will complete a capstone project that demonstrates innovation in digital accessibility that will be presented to staff. The Fellow will work collaboratively with Digital Media and Accessibility at Lincoln Center to further accessibility features on the website and apps, reporting to the Assistant Director of Accessibility. With equal focus on content and professional development, this Fellow will research best practices in tech accessibility, meet with leaders in the field, and have the opportunity to present a strategic plan for designing a new element on the website/app.

The ideal candidate is a current or recent graduate student in Digital Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Adaptive Technology or other similar programs, and with a deep interest in inclusion and accessibility from a user standpoint. Working knowledge of coding, using HTML, CSS or CMS strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate is a current or recent graduate student in Digital Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Adaptive Technology or other similar programs, and with a deep interest in inclusion and accessibility.

Digital Accessibility Fellow projects may include:

  • Conducting an annual audit of the website and apps to identify possible barriers and create a prioritized list of modifications, based on WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

  • Maintaining Captioning Project of LCPA online video content, including captioning videos, training staff on captioning, overseeing video portal additions and updating captioning statistics

  • Creating audio description pilot program for online video content, including writing and recording audio description scripts and designing system for scaling up to include entire video portal

  • Prioritizing and presenting accessibility goals based on assessment.

  • Creating learning modules to train digital media colleagues in best practices in accessible design.

  • Enhancing online wayfinding tools for various disability and general audiences

  • Benchmarking innovative new practice in accessibility

  • Developing content for the Accessibility at Lincoln Center web page, such as scripting and editing ASL vlogs

  • Answer accessibility inquiries from general public, via phone and email

  • Monitoring and augmenting compliance

  • Acting as spokesperson for digital accessibility across the organization

This Fellowship is a 8 to 10-month commitment; 20 hours/week at $20/hour.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

 Please send cover letter, résumé to [email protected] and list "Accessibility Fellow, Digital" in the subject line. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.  Please state in your cover letter what connects you to the world of accessibility and why you are interested in pursuing that field.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, patron focus, and innovation.