• Research Associate Vacancy

    Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2007

    This vacancy is now closed

    This vacancy is now closed

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
    Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
    School of Computer Science
    Research Associate

    Reference: EPS/134/07

    Starting salary will be up to 25,889 GBP p.a

    An exceptional opportunity has arisen to work within a research team who are world leaders in Web Accessibility and support for visually impaired uses surfing the Web. We are looking for a Research Associate to work on the EPSRC project "Single Structured Accessibility Stream for Web 2.0 Access Technologies (SASWAT)". SASWAT, will allow independently updating Web 2.0 (AJAX, iFrames, XForms, etc) micro contents to be accessible to disabled users. This will be achieved by placing a `black-box’ software application between the website and the accessibility tool of choice such as a screen reader. This application can then interpret the requests sent between the webpage and its server and relay that information, based on our psychology research, in a format which can then be used by accessibility tools.

    The successful candidate will have experience in the investigation of web annotation, visual rendering and presentation of imagery, access to non-linear structural information, and visual cognition, along with a solid knowledge of Web accessibility and transcoding. In addition, the candidate should have experience in authoring and presenting scientific papers, in collaborating with users from other areas and with other computer scientists, and in the implementation of JAVA / Tomcat / XUL software applications.

    If you are unable to go online you can request a hard copy of the details from the Faculty HR Office, tel: +44(0)161 275 8837, email: eps-hr@manchester.ac.uk Application forms and further particulars are available from our website http://www.manchester.ac.uk/vacancies

    gravatar Simon Harper
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