While mainstream culture frames disability as a burden, we believe disability is a catalyst for innovation. Hability advances accessibility across all fields, from university campuses to new technologies.
Founder & CEO Haben Girma is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. Through captivating keynotes, consulting, and writing, she travels the world teaching organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and Stephen Curry featured her book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.
Hability launched in 2023, and we’re excited to be hiring!
Job location: Remote/Virtual.
Hours: Part-time or full-time.
- Excellent English reading and writing skills.
- Strong organizational skills: the ability to break large tasks into smaller ones, prioritize tasks, and keep track of deadlines.
- Customer service skills: treat clients and team members with kindness and patience.
- Great tech skills: knows how to use search engines effectively, word processing software, and feels comfortable learning to use new apps.
- Travel booking skills: knows how to compare flight prices and itineraries to come up with the best trip based on team members’ needs.
- Advocacy/Negotiation skills: the ability to gently and patiently educate people who are creating accessibility barriers.
- Enjoys constant change: nothing is routine in this role. Every day will bring a new adventure.
- Committed to disability justice.
- A disability organization in Brazil has asked to partner on a project. Research their work and prepare a report.
- A large organization, that shall not be named, has a confusing website for onboarding new vendors. Learn how it works and complete the onboarding process. Phew! Thank you!
- Search for flight itineraries from San Francisco, USA to Chennai, India: Each leg must not be more than ten hours, each layover must be at least four hours, and each layover city must be in a country that permits guide dogs to transit through the airport. This involves researching airport and airlines’ guide dog policies, and whether airports have dog relief areas.
- Take phone calls with clients to discuss event logistics.
- A conference hotel says guide dogs aren’t allowed. Patiently educate them, which may include emailing or calling the front desk, raising the issue with management, and collaborating with the conference organizers.
- Convert an inaccessible restaurant menu into a screenreader-friendly format.
- Transcribe audio from a recording or live meeting.
Pay: $23 – $27/hour depending on experience.
Social impact: help increase accessibility around the world.
Professional Growth: develop your advocacy skills working with us.
Paid travel to exciting events: if you have the desire to travel, let us know in your application. If you’re not interested in travel, that’s okay, too!