For emploiement, I think, all the files must be in readable formats, by all types of disabilities. We oval of "Must be physically feet, before aplying for a job?" Online compliance must be consider by the emploiers, more so, if it is just for communication and reporting porposes? reports and similar researches, can be submitted on line for potential PWD aplicant can still perform his expectations or the demands of the... more »
Often times, applications or job advertisements which are used to publicize a position on social media web sites are image-based portable document files (PDFs). For those individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled, these files are nearly impossible to read. This group of people uses screen reading software to access information no the computer screen. This technology, though advanced, is not capable... more »
If a company wants to recruit job candidates via social media, it will only be able to reach those individuals who can receive and interpret the content being shared. Complex processes, marketing and/or public relations material included on job postings creates job postings that are difficult to understand how to apply, to cluttered to navigate and/or unreadable. I find government job postings to be complex because... more »
The timeout period for online employment applications is typically 30 minutes. The average time for a person a to complete an online application is usually longer than 30 minutes. It would be helpful if the application software would prompt at the applicant how much time before prompted with a timeout. The timeout notifications which I have found works best is screen dimming, contrast change, and/or audible beep sound... more »
Accessibility without security can put PWDs at risk. Online employment applications may or may not be secured by a job board, organization or other employment entity.
Many online job boards do not vet or screen employers since access to applicant data is based on payment. If applicant information security was an important concern then it is likely organizations would improve accessibility.