Digital Accessibility Fellow, 2018-2019

GOAL

To educate the next generation of leaders in the accessibility field while providing a bridge between academic research and practice at LCPA.

Lincoln Center, one of the world's foremost performing arts centers, is a private non-profit organization. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents over 350 performances annually through our different performance series, and administers educational and community outreach programs. We also maintain and provide services for the entire Lincoln Center complex of buildings and grounds that we share with the 10 other resident arts companies.

This Fellowship is a year-long; 10 hours/week at $20/hour. In addition to contributing to ongoing 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 best practices for current and new features 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, and knowledge of WCAG standards strongly preferred.

• Digital Accessibility Fellow projects may include:

- Captioning video content through Lincoln Center’s Youtube channel- Writing and recording verbal description for video content
- Conducting an assessment of all aspects of the website and apps to identify possible barriers and create a prioritized list of modifications, based on web accessibility guidelines.
- Presenting prioritized accessibility goals and their potential fixes to digital media colleagues based on assessment.
- Creating learning modules to train digital media colleagues in best practices in accessible and inclusive design.
- Benchmarking and sharing innovative new practices in accessibility
- Monitoring and augmenting compliance, especially for the new WCAG 2.1
- Assisting with Accessibility programs for individuals with dementia
- Reviewing and supporting accessibility for screenings

• Hours Requirements

The digital accessibility fellow will be required to work a regular schedule of 10 hours per week between Monday and Friday, from 9am-5pm. On days when we have a Lincoln Center Moments program (12 programs annually), the digital accessibility fellow will be required to be present two hours prior to the program, and at least one hour after.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected], Digital Accessibility Fellow, 2018-2019 in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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.