Accessibility Specialist

  • location: Pennington, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $63 - $73 per hour
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Accessibility Specialist

job summary:

  • Key Initiative Program Accessibility Professional for Enterprise Accessibility Center of Excellence
  • Become recognized as the employer of choice for people with disabilities
  • Enable employee workforce representation to better reflect the abilities of customers & clients we serve, while helping employees with disabilities reach their full potential
  • Modernize our employee facing applications to assist those with disabilities
location: Pennington, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $63 - 73 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors

  • Full understanding of Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications
  • Must be fluent in WCAG 2.1 AA/AAA guidelines and know WAI-ARIA roles, states and authoring practices
  • Experience interacting with designers, developers and testers regarding application accessibility needs
  • Experience testing application accessibility and assisting developers in remediating defects
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Pega
  • Proficient in writing and maintaining testing data.Experience maintaining accessibility standards
  • Work horizontally with Technology and Enterprise Change Teams to include accessibility & enterprise architecture standards in application development, enhancements and re-design efforts
  • Able to communicate with diverse groups across the company and build relationships that result in creative and comprehensive approach to guide effective accessibility outcomes
  • Strong business centric mindset with ability to utilize sound business judgment and tailor approach to drive optimal business outcomes
  • Self-motivated and proactive with proven creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize work and deliver quality collateral in a time-sensitive environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Permit-to-Build/Permit-to-Operate, QA/QC and Enterprise Change Governance processes
  • Demonstrated project experience running mid-size efforts inclusive of tracking and measuring progress
  • Strong project management, problem solving and analysis techniques skills
  • Ability to translate application strategies into specific goals, tactics and action plans
  • Possess mature business judgment and be proactive, well organized and results-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Expert in the use of some assistive technologies (AT). Specifically, but not limited to:
  • JAWS for Windows
  • ZoomText for Windows
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows
  • Accessibility features of mobile platforms:
  • IOS
  • Android
  • Certification in the above ATs a plus.
  • Working knowledge of other assistive technologies for computer users with disabilities.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities:
  • Training in the use of ATs.
  • Troubleshooting issues between ATs and other Windows applications
skills: Top 3 skills:

  1. Full understanding of Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications (or at the very least - exposure to Accessibility)
  2. Background in training and creating documentation
  3. Excellent communication skills
  • Agile development practices
  • Software product development experience

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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