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Senior SME


Cincinnati, Ohio,USA

ilumino is powering digital inclusion. Our straightforward approach makes accessibility compliance for websites, applications, documents, and products user-friendly and digitally compliant.

ilumino’s key mission is to serve as a wise adviser providing clarity in a space that can be confusing and is all too often filled with conflicting information. This mission is deeply rooted and born out of a passion for illuminating the path to digital accessibility and helping others create an inclusive world.

Will perform extensive accessibility analysis and create documentation for new or existing projects that will involve:
• Working independently or with others to assess web pages, applications and documents (i.e., PDF) for conformance to established web accessibility standards (in particular Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA)
• Mentoring junior web accessibility specialist
• Using screen readers in various browsers and on various device simulators to test the accessibility and usability of websites and digital products
• Applying principles of universal design, including knowledge of how other assistive technology interacts with systems during testing to ensure all violations are identified that would create barriers to equal access
• Developing detailed reports explaining accessibility defects identified through an audit and suggest remediation methods/techniques
• Reviewing results of assessment/s with internal project team members and management
• Communicating with clients and collaborating with their technical team
• Answering questions regarding testing methods and interpretation of the results
• Creating comprehensive accessibility documentation for use by developers
• Providing accessibility feedback
• Performing administrative tasks as needed
• Contributing creative solutions to improving internal processes, tools, and methods

• 5+ years accessibility testing experience
• Experience using JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver & Talkback
• Works well without supervision
• HTML5, CSS and JavaScript knowledge
• Good communication skills – fluid in English (written & spoken)
• Knowledge of the Section 508 and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications–W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 A/AA/AAA), Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG), and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
• IAAP Certification (WAS preferred)
• Experience with JIRA (asset)
• Mobile testing experience (asset)
• History of accessibility training/teaching (asset)

Your personality:
• Must be interested in making a difference in the lives of millions around the world by providing access to information through digital products
• Must be willing to learn daily, fail often (and own it!), ask questions, and continuously strive for improvement
• Must be able to have fun while working with the team

This position will report to the Chief Technology Officer. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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