CTG is looking for an
experienced Linux Accessibility Developer to join a key client team in Austin. If the
following fits your background and skills, you are encouraged to apply.
This is a long term W2
contract position (minimum term = 12 months). Our client is looking for
CTG is looking for a skilled developer to develop high
quality code in core Mozilla and Firefox technologies on Linux, which will
ultimately enable Firefox for users with disabilities. For example, users who
are blind may use Firefox products via a screen reader, which communicates via
text-to-speech or a Braille display. Users with partial vision may use Firefox
with a screen magnifier. Users who are unable to use a standard keyboard or
mouse may use on onscreen keyboard with eye tracking. Such interoperability
with assistive technology tools requires Firefox to support ATK, an API
intended to support accessibility on the Gnome desktop.
The work falls mainly into four areas:
1) Keyboard navigation fixes in the core engine,
2) Fixes in the XUL widget toolkit, developed in XBL,
4) Accessibility API support work in mozilla/accessible (ATK support).
Firefox accessibility on the Gnome desktop has an ambitious roadmap. Changes in
screen readers, screen magnifiers and the relevant APIs will be occuring while
we develop accessibility support. The team will have to work across time zones,
against a tight schedule. Thus, very good technical and communication skills,
and efficient work habits, will all be required.
High proficiency in C++,
High profiiency with one or more of the following: Accessibility, Linux
software development, the Mozilla codebase, the open source software
It is desirable that this programmer also has knowledge of
Gtk+, ATK, Bonobo, GAIL, ATK-Bridge, and ATSPI.
Very important -- the passion and drive to deliver a solution for users who
require alternative means to access the web.
meet the requirements of this position and are interested, please send your resume to Kate Orngard at [hidden email][hidden email][hidden email][hidden email][hidden email]
. In the body of your email please
include a brief overview of your skills as they apply to this position, as well
as your hourly rate requirements. Thank you for your
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