Accessibility Design Lead

Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 6 months ago

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Job Description

As a product designer on the accessibility team, you'll be focused on working closely with product designers, engineering, and product managers on finding the accessibility gaps in existing product designs or design deliverables. You will also be focused on education, evangelism, and building a community of designers and product managers passionate about universal / inclusive design and accessible products. A passion for accessible user experience is a must, as is an ability to clearly communicate accessibility standards, best practices, and the reason for their importance.

The team

As a company, we deeply care about building products that work for all our customers. Our commitment to accessibility is deep in our roots and matches our values. To strengthen this commitment and streamline our efforts and impact, we're building a dedicated and independent accessibility team within the design platform team working closely with our design ops and design system teams as well as engineering and product management teams across the company.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with the Head of Accessibility to establish an accessibility team within VMware working closely with our design system, design ops, and the rest of the product design team.

  • Build a central source of truth for education, training, and certification around accessibility for designers, engineers, and product managers.

  • Collaborate closely with product designers to better understand the types of experiences we're designing. Your goal should be not to add accessibility in at the end, but to make sure accessibility is at the foundation of what we do. We should build better, more accessible products, not just comply with WCAG .

  • Craft focus groups and individual interviews concentrated on the needs of our customers with disabilities.

  • Educate, advise, and document best practices.

  • Work closely with product designers, as well as the wider team, to create a VMware accessibility movement. Your focus will be on creating "accessibility champions" across the company who understand the role accessibility plays in building better products and can incorporate your recommendations into their own products.

The skills:

  • You're an experienced collaborator capable of working with designers, product managers, and technologists

  • You are an accessibility SME and your knowledge extends beyond basic 508 and colour contrast compliance to the creation of delightful and accessible experiences for all users. IAAP CPACC or AT certifications (JAWS, NVDA, CSUN), Inclusive/Universal design courses or attendance at accessibility conferences preferred

  • You're an experienced designer with a track record of building excellent user experiences. You have the passion for accessibility and a deep understanding of the user experience and design process.

  • You have the ability to tell simple user stories illustrating accessible solutions and the reasons behind why they are essential, valuing empathy over sympathy.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills.

  • Agile, adaptable, and capable of shaping the scope and focus or your project to larger business needs.

  • Good aesthetic sense and attention to details.

Design at VMware:

We're a dedicated team that moves fast, upholds design quality, values consistency and simplicity, and focuses on customers and their needs. We work together and value "we" over "me". We believe in inclusion both within our team and in thebaine build products and make that clear in the way we hire, design, and execute. We value growth and encourage, not just respect, our differences. We're the organization to "get it done" together. We're not afraid to make new mistakes, learn from them, and grow together as a team and an organization.

We love what we do and build products that are used by hundreds of thousands of productive individuals and organizations around the world.

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VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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