Accessibility SME - Remote

  • location: San Francisco, CA (remote)
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $61.64 - $63 per hour

job description

Accessibility SME - Remote

job summary:
Digital Consultant 3 - Accessibility Associate

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Participate in design reviews and perform accessibility reviews of User Experience team's deliverables.
  • Identify potential accessibility issues and recommend best practices based on W3C's WCAG 2.0/ WCAG 2.1.
  • Be an advocate for persons with disabilities in everything you do
  • Document accessibility specifications for use by User Experience and Development teams.
  • Identify design direction that requires further accessibility research
  • Never a bottleneck and always on-time
  • Contribute guidance to align design solutions with user needs, feasibility, technically possibilities
  • Test prototypes as well as new patterns in development to ensure usability when considering (but not limited to) various disabilities and combinations of Assistive Technology, browser settings and interface hardware (keyboard, touch, etc.)
  • Work with design, content, development and QA to ensure that any accessibility defects identified during the test phase are remediated in accordance with documented recommendations
  • Assist application partners in evaluating and remediating accessibility defects to meet risk and compliance and enterprise accessibility policies
  • Provide guidance on VPAT requests and 3rd party vendor evaluation
Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of web accessibility analysis, design and testing experience with large, highly interactive and dynamic web applications
  • Understand UCD and UX as well as coding and implementation of standards
  • Experience reviewing design output (wireframes, visual design comps, content) and writing accessibility specifications for User Experience and Development teams
  • strong understanding of accessible user interface design practices and principles a must - better still, if you can demonstrate experience relating to web usability/accessibility research
  • B.S. or Masters Degree in information technology, human computer interaction, B.A. in Journalism, or related field considered an advantage. Equivalent experience accepted
  • strong organizational skills and English-language skills (both written and verbal) are central to the position
  • A champion of positivity, and must look at things as the glass is half full
  • Creative problem solving
  • Knowledge on assistive technology tools to ensure our review covers all aspects of web accessibility
  • Related assistive technology knowledge and expert experience with JAWS, NVDA and/or VoiceOver screen readers.
  • Experience with accessible e-document creation, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and common basic debugging techniques
 
location: San Francisco, California
job type: Contract
salary: $61.64 - 63.00 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Digital Consultant 3 - Accessibility Associate

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Participate in design reviews and perform accessibility reviews of User Experience team's deliverables.
  • Identify potential accessibility issues and recommend best practices based on W3C's WCAG 2.0/ WCAG 2.1.
  • Be an advocate for persons with disabilities in everything you do
  • Document accessibility specifications for use by User Experience and Development teams.
  • Identify design direction that requires further accessibility research
  • Never a bottleneck and always on-time
  • Contribute guidance to align design solutions with user needs, feasibility, technically possibilities
  • Test prototypes as well as new patterns in development to ensure usability when considering (but not limited to) various disabilities and combinations of Assistive Technology, browser settings and interface hardware (keyboard, touch, etc.)
  • Work with design, content, development and QA to ensure that any accessibility defects identified during the test phase are remediated in accordance with documented recommendations
  • Assist application partners in evaluating and remediating accessibility defects to meet risk and compliance and enterprise accessibility policies
  • Provide guidance on VPAT requests and 3rd party vendor evaluation
Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of web accessibility analysis, design and testing experience with large, highly interactive and dynamic web applications
  • Understand UCD and UX as well as coding and implementation of standards
  • Experience reviewing design output (wireframes, visual design comps, content) and writing accessibility specifications for User Experience and Development teams
  • strong understanding of accessible user interface design practices and principles a must - better still, if you can demonstrate experience relating to web usability/accessibility research
  • B.S. or Masters Degree in information technology, human computer interaction, B.A. in Journalism, or related field considered an advantage. Equivalent experience accepted
  • strong organizational skills and English-language skills (both written and verbal) are central to the position
  • A champion of positivity, and must look at things as the glass is half full
  • Creative problem solving
  • Knowledge on assistive technology tools to ensure our review covers all aspects of web accessibility
  • Related assistive technology knowledge and expert experience with JAWS, NVDA and/or VoiceOver screen readers.
  • Experience with accessible e-document creation, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and common basic debugging techniques
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • accessibility
  • design

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.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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