Senior Accessibility Consultant

berkeley, Missouri

Our client is seeking a Senior Accessibility Consultant to join their team.

Preference given to St. Louis, MO or Austin, TX location, but can be remote/work from home.

Responsibilities

  • Act as technical accessibility SME liaison to the Software Engineering and QA teams
  • Advocate for and educate technology teams about accessibility best practices
  • Conduct and support accessibility testing efforts, automated and manual
  • Document technical accessibility best practices for the organization to adhere to
  • Analyze existing applications for accessibility issues and work with developers and designers to define and implement solutions
  • Work with diverse team of product owners, UX designers, and developers in fast paced environment, with quick iterative cycles
  • Support development of an accessibility data and measurement program
  • Conduct accessibility-focused qualitative research using a variety of methods including user testing, interviews, surveys, artifact research (chat, call, email transcripts, etc.), journal studies, etc.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degree in Cognitive Science, Statistics, Human- Psychology, Computer Science, Computer Interaction or related field preferred
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • 5+ years of experience in accessible (508/WCAG) analysis, design, development and/or testing
  • Subject Matter Expertise in WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ADA, other accessibility laws and standards
  • Knowledge of correct use and limitations of WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) in web application development
  • Passion for making websites and applications accessible to all users
  • Experience using Accessibility testing tools as well as screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and iOS/Android development best practices with the ability to research and recommend solutions in these various technologies in collaboration with developers
  • Thorough, methodical, and creative with extreme attention to detail
  • Expert at time management as well as working and finding answers to questions independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of SDLC and the technical and business challenges that come with development of a product
  • Understanding of UX, design techniques and principles
  • Social science research methods (e.g. usability, surveys, observation), qualitative and quantitative data analysis, foundational statistics
  • Data visualization and presentation skills (in addition to analysis and research skills)

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