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The Universal Design Center (UDC) aims to support the CSUN community in their efforts to enhance information and communication technology to ensure technology is accessible and inclusive for everyone regardless of any abilities or disabilities. Our goal is to eliminate accessibility barriers in technology so that all individuals can learn, communicate and share information through technology. Students who join our team can gain valuable knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design principals and best practices as desired by major companies in the tech industry (see TeachAccess Initiative
  • Testing for accessibility techniques and tools
  • Interpreting and Support services skills
  • Marketing and Design Experience 
  • Technical Writing and training skills
  • Time management and prioritization skills

 Current Openings

Accessibility Research Student Assistant **

 Position Details

  • Hiring Department: Universal Design Center
  • Division: Information Technology
  • Starting Pay: $11-$13 
  • Work Schedule: 15- 20 hrs/week  
    • Schedule will be determined by the supervisor.
    • Hours are based on department need and budget availability.
    • Students may be allowed to work additional hours during summer and winter break periods.

Job Description

The Accessibility Research Student Assistant will help the UDC team with research and development of accessibility and usability solutions for the web, instructional materials and online documents. 

Duties

  • Assist with research, planning, designing, and optimizing accessibility and usability solutions for a wide range of digital instructional media platforms including electronic documents, LMS, and department websites.
  • Assist with training development, coordination and promotion and provide lab assistance as need
  • Assist in evaluating and creating accessible documents and other instructional media to support the CSUN community in their efforts to make accessible and inclusive materials.
  • Provide general office support clerical duties including, answering phones, greeting visitors, making copies, running errands and handling staff calendars
  • Work on other special projects for UDC staff as assigned.

 Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled CSUN student who is a freshman, sophomore or junior standing. First-year graduate students may also be considered. 
  • Ability to learn things quickly and research information online
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe applications 
  • Knowledge of English and American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desired. 
  • Basic knowledge of HTML is a plus.

 How to Apply

  1. Apply via the Career Center- Sunlink.
  2. Log-in to your Sunlink Account. If you don not have an account, contact the Career Center to create an account. 
  3. Enter Job Code 99741 in the search engine. 
  4. Submit resume, cover letter and class schedule. 

*NOTE: if you are having problems submitting an application through Sunlink due to accessibility or access issues, you can submit your application via email to: udc@csun.edu

Web & Mobile Accessibility Tester **

 Position Details

  • Hiring Department: Universal Design Center
  • Division: Information Technology
  • Starting Pay: $13 
  • Work Schedule: 15- 20 hrs/week (Hours are based on department need and budget availability.) 

Job Description

The Web Accessibility Student Assistant will help the UDC team with evaluation of websites, mobile applications, and electronic documents for accessibility and usability compliance.

Duties

  •  Conduct accessibility and usability tests on web and mobile applications developed or purchased at CSUN.
  • Develop reports on test results and errors found
  • Research technology solutions for accessibility remediation
  • Assist in the daily office operations and other duties as assigned

 Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled CSUN student who is a freshman, sophomore or junior standing. First year graduate students may also be considered. 
  • Knowledge of Front-End languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Ability to analyze and interpret web page source codes
  • Experience using a variety of computers and operating systems
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to proofread and edit documents
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.

 How to Apply

  We are currently not accepting further applications for this position. 

 

**NOTE: Due to the nature of the work, the UDC only accepts applications of students who can commit more than one academic year. We cannot accept students who are graduating in the next 12 months or less.

Please do not apply to our openings if you are close to graduating; your application will not be reviewed.