Senior Accessibility Specialist

New York, NY
Full Time
Information Technology
Experienced
Role: Senior Accessibility Specialist (Onsite)

Location: New York, NY 10001

Role Type: Full Time (Contract option is available as well)

Technical Skills Required
  • Proven track record of directly advising clients about inclusive design and digital accessibility standards and best practices.
  • Expert knowledge of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, evolving accessibility standards and VPAT.
  • Core understanding of web development technologies and how they impact the user experience.
  • Experience developing user interfaces and PDF documents is a plus.
  • Skilled with HTML, CSS, and WAI-ARIA (JavaScript a plus).
  • Adept at conducting manual accessibility testing of websites, mobile apps and digital products using assistive technologies such as screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver) and magnification software.
  • Experience with automated accessibility testing tools and how to interpret/prioritize results.
  • Proven ability to develop and offer technical solutions, training and guidance to web developers, designers, and software engineers.
  • Knowledge of standards that apply to accessible multimedia.
  • Ability to create accessible electronic documents (MS Office, GSuite, PDF).
  • Prior experience with project management platforms (such as Asana and Basecamp), collaboration platforms (Slack) and bug-tracking systems (Jira).

 
Huge Plus:
  • IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).
  • Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification.

Important Note: This is NOT a QA/Testing role.
 
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