Accessibility Technical Project Manager
This is a unique opportunity for a high energy and experienced accessibility SME to help drive accessibility initiatives within Pearson: the largest publisher in the world. We need a doer, a game changer, a creative problem solver who can get things done. We are looking for someone who can advise developers and designers on best practices to deliver accessible solutions, who can delve into code, create prototypes, and dispense expert level advice.
You’ll stay informed on the latest trends in accessibility that contribute to your role at Pearson like advances in accessible math, tactile graphics, and AI applications.
We are a small, dedicated team of professionals with multiple responsibilities. This is NOT a QA position; while we need you to speak directly to WCAG alignment we’re more interested in the advice you can supply to creatively address difficult design and development challenges.
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
The minimum full-time salary range is between $90,000 - $120,000
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here .
WCAG 2.2 subject matter expert
Expert knowledge of accessibility principles
Expert level user of Assistive Technology including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver
Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms
CPACC, WAS or CPWA certification preferred
Audit platforms and courseware from an accessibility/usability perspective, for adherence to WCAG standards as well as usability.
Investigate specific customer complaints issues about accessibility via course setup and manual/automated testing.
Stay updated on industry trends in areas meaningful to the role by participating in standards bodies looking at issues like accessible math, tactile graphing and AI.
Conduct online trainings to share best processes and new knowledge.
Conducts internal training sessions for managers, designers, and developers on implementing accessibility into workflows and processes.
Acts as an accessibility consultant for UX designers and engineers, providing guidance for creating accessible designs and building accessible components.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of accessibility standards and principles
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Familiarity with JIRA
Familiarity with Design Systems
Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 Suite
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Proven success in demonstrating product accessibility to diverse audiences.
Flexibility to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments.
Ability to demonstrate critical and design thinking
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.
To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.
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Salary Range: $90000 - $120000