Head of Accessibility

As a leader in online video content and communities, Twitch is dedicated to delivering the best user experience to all our viewers and broadcasters. Our Head of Accessibility will lead efforts across the company to ensure our product is accessible and inclusive. We strive to deliver accessible online communities and content and are looking for an innovator to lead and develop our accessibility practice.

Responsiblities

  • Own accessibility strategy at Twitch
  • Build an accessibility program to work with business, product, design, science, engineering and legal leaders to identify, prioritize and deliver high impact accessibility initiatives and across all of our products
  • Build empathy across the company for accessibility and inclusive design
  • Work directly with product and design leaders to problem-solve and address core accessibility issues
  • Serve as Twitch’s go-to expert on accessibility, assistive technologies, and compliance
  • Partner with our design, product, engineering, and user research teams to develop systems that are not only compliant, but impactful for our broadcasters and their communities
  • Hire and develop a team, as necessary to support our accessibility goals

Requirements

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • 10+ years hands on experience in the accessibility space
  • 8+ years hands on experience building, managing and developing teams
  • Expertise in accessibility best practices, guidelines, and regulations—such as WCAG 2.0 and the CVAA; ability to consult with executive team on risk assessment
  • Experience working with product, design, engineering, and legal teams to deliver accessibility audits, code reviews and other advisory services
  • Experience working on consumer product accessibility both on video and communications products and across a variety of devices, such as desktop, smartphone, gaming console, and OTT services
  • A strong awareness of assistive technologies available to people with disabilities
  • Track record of innovation in the accessibility space

Bonus Points

  • Experience managing closed captions vendors and programs
  • Experience conducting and leading accessibility studies with human subjects, or partnering with a user experience research team to conduct such studies; awareness of accessibility research best practices for onsite and remote accessibility studies

Perks

  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life 
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Catered daily lunch and dinners (and hearty breakfasts three times a week)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Monthly in-office massages
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Top of the line technology to help you build your own workspace

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, with more than 100 million visitors per month. We connect gamers from around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat with each other. Twitch’s live and on-demand video platform forms the backbone of a distribution network for video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive video experience. Learn more at: http://twitch.tv

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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