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Specialist - Interactive

Job Req Id:  1273428
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• As part of a collaborative team, help to design and deliver a repeatable accessibility curriculum across capability groups and a cadence for training to ensure our people are empowered to create accessible experiences across capabilities.

• Assist in developing and maintaining a repository of tools and job aids for use across capability groups.

• Help to expand and refine our external accessibility-related service offerings

• Work alongside our client teams to help guide them in accessible ways of working.

• Coach and guide designers and engineers on advanced digital accessibility principles.

• Explore capabilities of digital platforms and identify strategic opportunities to drive accessibility forward.

• Document and develop best practices and technical implementation techniques.

• Identify strategic opportunities for identifying and removing accessibility barriers in

order to positively impact the user experience and drive appropriate systemic changes.

• Be recognized as an accessibility technical subject matter expert for user interface

experiences, monitoring industry trends to identify best practices and extend as needed.

• Mentor and collaborate with other accessibility, design and usability specialists.

Qualifications

· Deep knowledge of accessibility standards, trends, best practices, and requirements.

· Intermediate to expert knowledge of and experience using various assistive technologies. Reliance on assistive technologies for daily work is an asset

· Accessibility certification is a bonus: IAAP CPACC, WAS, CPWA, or the DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester designation. There is an expectation to achieve this within the year.

· Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, computer science, computer engineering, human factors or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.

· Three or more years practical web accessibility experience.

· Three or more years experience in one of at least three disciplines, such as front end development, experience design, or in a diversity and inclusion related role.

· A passion for and deep understanding of inclusive design.

· Proven ability to provide accessibility solutions for designers, developers, and testers.

· Expert communication skills, with the ability to translate complex technical requirements into relatable scenarios and influence design outcomes.

· Intermediate or higher programming skills, with the ability to explain desired technology outcomes to development teams.

· High Level of awareness of disability related issues with respect to digital accessibility.

· Self-driven, with ability to take ownership and accountability; must be adept at working in a self-guided manner to drive inclusive design principles."

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