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Sr Accessibility Specialist I

Anthology

Remote,COLOMBIA

Senior Accessibility Specialist

Remote - Colombia



*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*



The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.



We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.



For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.



At Anthology, we are always looking for ways to innovate with accessibility. We believe that when products are designed with accessibility in mind from the start, they will benefit the most people. We are seeking a Senior Accessibility Specialist to join a group of passionate people helping advance accessibility across our growing array of educational technology products.



As a Senior Accessibility Specialist at Anthology, you will play a collaborative part in educating and mentoring product teams to implement accessibility across a portfolio of products. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated level of empathy and understanding of disability culture. They will have experience with assistive technology, be strong problem solvers, effective communicators, and engaging trainers. They will be able to promote accessibility in ways that garner empathy and inspire action.



Primary responsibilities will include:

Applying knowledge of disabilities to provide insights into ways to improve usability and accessibility of our products
Mentoring and educating team members on accessibility and usability best practices through conversations, training, and resources
Designing and delivering training around disability, accessibility, how to apply standards, how to use accessibility tools, and other topics as needed
Creating and maintaining accessibility documentation and resources
Collaborating with engineers, designers, and product managers to address accessibility issues
Strategizing innovative ways to continue advancing accessibility initiatives
Collaborating with the accessibility team to iterate on internal processes
Using a combination of screen readers, automated testing tools, and manual testing processes to test products for conformance with accessibility standards and create accessibility conformance reports as necessary


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

5-8 years of relevant professional experience
Experience in creating engaging training with measurable results
Experience with screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver) and assistive technology (e.g., ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc.).
Knowledge of accessibility standards and laws including WCAG, Section 508, and EN 301 549
Knowledge of ARIA and HTML
Experience with automated accessibility testing tools (AXE, WAVE, ARC, etc.)
Understanding of different product development processes and Agile methods
Knowledge of inclusive design and Universal Design for Learning
Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above


Preferred skills/qualifications:

3 or more years of professional experience with accessibility
Accessibility certifications (e.g., IAAP WAS)
Knowledge of coding languages such as React, Angular, and/or JavaScript
Knowledge of change management principles and strategies
Experience with project tracking systems like AD   


This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.



Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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