Transcript: Dana Marlowe on the Inaccessibility of Online Job Applications

PEAT asked Dana Marlowe, President of Accessibility Partners “Given that many job applications are not accessible to people with disabilities, what’s your advice on how best to change this?”

Marlowe: I think the best way to change inaccessible online jobs application processes is to work with the vendors. It’s twofold, working with the vendors who are the software developers making these products, as well as the companies and organizations that are procuring that software and those web applications that are inaccessible, and having them work in tandem to make that technology accessible by ideally hiring engineers with disabilities, employees with disabilities, using their own infrastructure and workforce if they have disabilities to audit, and maybe hiring professional third-party auditors to look at those job application sites that are inaccessible and try and remediate them.