No Of Position:2
Seniority Level:Experienced (Non Manager)
Job Role:Accessibility Consultant (SME)
Functional Area:IT Software - System Programming
Industry:Information Technology/ IT-Software / Software Services /IT-Hardware & Networking
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We are looking for a Accesibility Consultant (SME) for a permanent role with one of our biggest client (Among the top 3 biggest IT consultancy).
Here is the Job Spec:
- Job Location: London, UK
- Job Type: Permanent
- Salary: £50K - £70K / Annum
- Start Date: Immediate
- Min 8 to 10 Years of experience in Quality Assurance & Digital Accessibility
- Should be able to manage the entire value chain - from positioning Accessibility to Execution
- Perform Accessibility Audits
- Identify accessibility issues, propose solutions, and follow up on fixes.
- Experience in remediating accessibility issues in websites and applications (both desktop and mobile), electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and multimedia (video).
- Strong background in the implementation of current ARIA best practices for the interactive UI.
- Experience with assistive technology and accessibility standards like WCAG 2.0, 2.1, Section 508.
- Proficiency with assistive technology including screen reader (JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover or other screen readers), screen magnification software.
- Understanding of why and how to build products that are accessible to everyone including PwD.
- Knowledge of accessibility concepts.
- Understand users’ needs and how they affect software development
- Extensive experience with the following assistive technologies will be crucial:
- JAWS/NVDA screen readers
- Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
- Zoom text/Supernova/MAGic magnification software
- Text help Read and Write Gold dyslexia software
Certifications: IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) & WAS (Web Accessibility Specialist) is required
Serving as technical subject matter expert
The successful candidate serves as the point of technical reference for all queries relating to accessibility, drawing on a forensic understanding of accessible front end development and confidently guiding development teams in solving complex accessibility problems. The application of web accessibility technologies such as WAI-ARIA should be second nature, and a deep, thorough understanding of users’ needs – preferably garnered from lengthy experience of working closely with users over many years – is crucial. The candidate must be able to proactively recognize issues and then explain both the underlying causes and solutions in a clear, cogent manner that is meaningful even to team members who may be new to accessible development, all the while building trust and relationships.
Evangelizing and driving cultural change
Spreading awareness and raising the profile of accessibility to colleagues and management should come naturally, as the successful candidate will be strongly and personally involved in the accessibility community and a “true believer”; accessibility is a vocation for this person rather than just a job. To this end, strong presentation and communication skills are highly desirable in delivering an effective message. The candidate will inspire and educate in an effort to drive cultural change and promote awareness throughout the organization at both a strategic and tactical level.
When called upon the candidate should be able to act as an extremely efficacious auditor, using a rigorously methodical approach and calling on deep experience to look at any application (irrespective of the underlying technology), wireframe or UX flow and call out the areas for attention.