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Digital Accessibility Tester

CGI Group, Inc.

Fairfax, VA,US

CGI Federal's Accessibility Practice is searching for the next member to join our CGI family. As part of CGI Federal's Consulting Applications, Solutions, and Technology (CAST) Emerging Technology Practice (ETP), Accessibility Practice members provide digital accessibility subject matter expertise, design and testing support to teams across CGI Federal and CGI.
Accessibility Practice members are internal consultants to CGI product teams as well as our client-facing consulting teams; we independently advise and assess the digital accessibility of our solutions in support of IT development and maintenance projects across the federal government. Our team is passionate about digital inclusion, dedicated to improving universal access to systems and information, and committed to sharing lessons learned with the accessibility community and our CGI members.
Are you currently a digital accessibility tester with 3 to 5 years of experience who is driven to do meaningful work? Work that empowers others and helps make the world a more inclusive place? Do you believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well? Are you looking to join a close-knit team where your colleagues support you and your manager encourages you to stretch and grow? If so, then we want to talk with you.

Your future duties and responsibilities

Work as part of the Accessibility Practice to support various CGI Federal product teams, delivery teams and clients in meeting their digital inclusion objectives
Independently conduct digital accessibility testing following Accessibility Practice's testing methodology and test cases using a combination of semi-automated testing tools, manual evaluation tools as well as keyboard only, and Section 508 functional performance testing with assistive technologies (AT)
Clearly document testing results and identified accessibility issues
Create and/or review Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) deliverables based on the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) reporting format

To meet expectations, you must be able to:

Demonstrate a strong work ethic, be open to learning new things, and continuously improving your digital accessibility knowledge and skills to support quality delivery to our clients
Work in a fast-paced environment to deliver digital accessibility services across multiple product and/or project delivery teams, serving as a reliable source of answers for accessibility questions
Work independently, with limited guidance and day-to-day oversight
Effectively communicate accessibility requirements and issues in writing as well as verbally in meetings with internal and external clients
Produce high-quality work products that meet or exceed client expectations
Deliver tasks on time and on budget
Consistently build and maintain positive relationships with others, relating well to all kinds of individuals across CGI and the client organizations


Required qualifications to be successful in this role
A qualified candidate will have three to five years of experience supporting Federal and/or commercial clients in conducting digital accessibility testing and retesting of web sites, web applications, and electronic documents.
They must:

Have a solid understanding of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility principles, guidelines, and standards (Section 508, WCAG) and where to find relevant information in supporting technical specifications (HTML, WAI-ARIA)
Have hands-on experience using semi-automated accessibility testing tools (e.g., Deque's axe accessibility testing extension for Chrome), manual evaluation tools (SSA's ANDI, TPG's Colour Contrast Analyser) as well as keyboard only, and Section 508 functional performance testing with assistive technologies (AT) such as the JAWS screen reader.
Have experience creating and/or reviewing Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) deliverables based on the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) reporting format.


Desired Qualification

Certified as a DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester Version 5 (TTV5)
Working knowledge of HTML, WAI-ARIA, CSS, JavaScript
Have hands-on experience setting up automated accessibility testing with one or more tools (Deque, ARC, etc.) in an automated testing environment
Experience performing accessibility testing of software applications on Windows
Experience performing accessibility testing of native mobile applications on Android and/or iOS
Experience performing accessibility testing of eLearning/CBT modules and other instructional resources
Experience performing accessibility testing and remediation of electronic documents (Word, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.)
Certified as an HFI Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)
Experience independently conducting accessibility design and/or development reviews to provide agile feedback to UX designers, instructional designers and front-end developers
Experience preparing for, observing, and/or analyzing accessibility findings from independent Accessibility Validation Testing by clients or third-party testing contractors
Experience conducting research into emerging accessibility topics/trends or new technologies
Secret security clearance


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