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Developing Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension

This position includes the development of a toolbar extension
to Mozilla and Firefox browsers for improving usability by
people with disabilities and use by web developers for testing
their web pages for functional accessibility by people with
disabilities.  The toolbar extends the navigation and user
styling features of Mozilla and Firefox to support new Dynamic
HTML accessibility standards being developed by the W3C[1].

Current toolbar extension:
http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/software/office

Applicants must have skills and interest in the following areas:
  1. XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  2. Javascripting
  3. W3C DOM as implemented by the Geko rendering engine used
     in Mozilla and Firefox

Other useful experience:
  1. Programming skills in other languages like C++ and Java
  2. Interest or experience working with people with
     disabilities and accessible web design
  3. Development skills in multi-media like real media,
     quicktime, Windows Media Player, Flash and Adobe PDF

Work Information:
  Hours per week: 15-20
  Pay rate: $9-$15/hour (depending on experience)
  Work hours: Flexible

Please send a resume and relavent experience by e-mail to:

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
E-mail: jongund@xxxxxxxx

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/roadmap


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
and 
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@xxxxxxxx

WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/