Three new accessibility professional leadership positions at Pearson can be virtual or located in any Pearson office around the globe.

If you are among the best, and you are willing to personally take responsibility for the opportunities available to learners (and instructors) with disabilities world-wide, raising issues and working collaboratively to expand these opportunities, please apply to join the team.

Links to Positions on Pearson Jobs Site

Job Descriptions

Assistive Technology Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Compatibility Testing in Assistive Technologies (AT)
  • Recommend creative solutions for innovations, particularly based on knowledge of current capabilities of assistive technologies
  • Help product and services teams develop customer technical support documentation
  • Lead custom and standard training for awareness of AT, on testing with AT, and on how to use of AT
  • Lead interest group and training for customer technical support
  • Keep abreast of technology changes and new technologies so as to keep the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines, techniques and examples up-to-date and consistent
  • Personally take responsibility for the opportunities available to learners with disabilities world-wide, raising issues and working collaboratively to expand these opportunities
  • Always find ways to collaborate and make connections with others at Pearson

Outcomes

  • There is documentation for Pearson teams that explains how popular assistive technologies are used
  • There is documentation describing how to use particular Pearson products with particular AT
  • Review of (and measurable contribution to) Pearson’s accessible development techniques and recommendations
  • Pearson’s example code has been thoroughly tested on a variety of assistive technologies
  • Pearson’s key reusable accessible components have been thoroughly tested on a variety of assistive technologies
  • Measurable contributions toward ensuring that Pearson’s products and services are accessible
  • Measurable contributions toward training Pearson teams on accessibility
  • Measurable contributions toward furthering the field of accessibility

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science, Assistive Technology, Human Factors, Psychology, Human Computer Interaction or related comparable experience
  • Expert knowledge of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver
  • Maintains expert knowledge of new AT, new AT releases, beta AT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Desirable Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience teaching or training
  • iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile accessibility
  • Expert knowledge of WindowEyes, System Access/System Access To Go
  • ePub Reading Devices
  • Experience with accessibility for children
  • IMS Access for All Standards / APIP

Senior Accessibility Specialist / Prototypes Manager

Responsibilities

  • Write detailed product reviews that identify, explain and suggest solutions for accessibility errors or areas for improvement
  • Write customized coding recommendations for particular products based on specifications/wireframes prior to coding
  • Lead custom and standard accessibility training
  • Lead interest group and training program for developers
  • Lead accessible prototype and example development
  • Contribute to the development of key reusable components
  • Manage one or more developers
  • Keep abreast of technology changes and guideline/specification development so as to keep the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines, techniques and examples up-to-date and consistent
  • Personally take responsibility for the opportunities available to learners with disabilities world-wide, raising issues and working collaboratively to expand these opportunities
  • Always find ways to collaborate and make connections with others at Pearson

Outcomes

  • Pearson’s accessibility examples and prototypes are kept up-to-date with emerging standards
  • Example code to test W3C standards implementation is available for Pearson use and is contributed to W3C efforts
  • Key thoroughly tested exceptionally accessible reusable components are available for use within Pearson products
  • Measurable contributions toward ensuring that Pearson’s products and services are accessible
  • Measurable contributions toward training Pearson teams on accessibility
  • Measurable contributions toward furthering the field of accessibility

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or related comparable experience
  • 5+ Years experience as an accessibility Specialist
  • WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, Section 508
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • JavaScript
  • HTML / HTML 5 / CANVAS 2D

Desirable Qualifications & Skills

  • Browser Development
  • Experience teaching or training
  • ePub / Reading Devices
  • IMS Access for All Standards / APIP
  • iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile accessibility
  • Experience with accessibility for children
  • Familiarity with a variety of JavaScript Libraries

Senior Accessibility Specialist / Applied Accessibility Manager

Responsibilities

  • Write detailed product reviews that identify, explain and suggest solutions for accessibility errors or areas for improvement
  • Write customized coding recommendations for particular products based on specifications/wireframes prior to coding
  • Lead custom and standard training on awareness of AT, on testing with AT, and on how to use of AT
  • Lead interest group and training for user experience professionals
  • Manage one or more AT Specialists
  • Keep abreast of technology changes and guideline/specification development so as to keep the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines, techniques and examples up-to-date and consistent
  • Personally take responsibility for the opportunities available to learners with disabilities world-wide, raising issues and working collaboratively to expand these opportunities
  • Always find ways to collaborate and make connections with others at Pearson

Outcomes

  • Measurable contributions toward ensuring that products provide documentation to help Pearson Customer Support serve learners and instructors with disabilities
  • Up-to-date guidance on including AT compatibility testing in test plans (To clarify, guidance on usability testing with users with disabilities will be primarily another specialist’s responsibility)
  • Any dialog between assistive technology vendors and Pearson teams is informed by technical guidance so that it helps to maintain consistent standards implementation
  • Pearson’s example code has been thoroughly tested on a variety of assistive technologies
  • Pearson’s key reusable accessible components have been thoroughly tested on a variety of assistive technologies
  • Measurable contributions toward ensuring that Pearson’s products and services are accessible
  • Measurable contributions toward training Pearson teams on accessibility
  • Measurable contributions toward furthering the field of accessibility

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or related comparable experience
  • 5+ Years experience as an Accessibility Specialist
  • WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, Section 508
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Maintains expert knowledge of new AT and new AT releases

Desirable Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience teaching or training
  • Expert knowledge of Dragon, ZoomText, MAGic, Kurzweil 3000
  • ePub / Reading Devices
  • IMS Access for All Standards / APIP
  • iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile accessibility
  • Experience with accessibility for children