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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

 UDC Student Assistant  

Job Description

The Universal Design Center (UDC) student assistant will help the team with testing websites, mobile applications, and digital media for accessibility and usability compliance.  The student assistant will also help with the research and development of accessibility and usability solutions for the web, digital materials, and online documents.  

Position Details

    • Hiring Department: Universal Design Center
    • Division: Information Technology
    • Pay: $13.15 
    • 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

Essential Duties

    • Conduct accessibility and usability tests on web, mobile applications, and digital media to support the CSUN community in their efforts to make accessible and inclusive materials.
    • Assist with researching accessibility and usability solutions for websites, mobile applications, and other digital media products and services.
    • Assist with training development, coordination and promotion and provide lab assistance as need.
    • Provide support in the daily office operations such as answering phones, responding to inquiries, running errands and making copies.
    • Work on other special projects as assigned.


Due to the nature of the work, the UDC only accepts applications of students who can commit more than one academic year (eg. Students who are freshman, sophomore or junior standing).  Our openings are NOT available to students who are graduating in the upcoming academic calendar.

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

 Desired Skills and Abilities

    • Interest in web development, testing, design, marketing and communications, technical writing or proofreading.
    • Proactive and self-motivated.
    • Ability to research and learn things quickly.
    • Strategic thinker and problem solver.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe applications.
    • Web design and development knowledge (e.g. HTML and CSS) is a plus!

How to Apply

No openings at this time.