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Accessibility Consultant


Austin, IN,US

Job Description:

Our large Fortune 500 client is seeking an Accessibility Consultant to act as a technical accessibility SME liaison to their Software Engineering and QA teams. In this role, you will advocate for and educate technology teams about accessibility best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct and support accessibility testing efforts, automated, and manual.
Document technical accessibility best practices for the organization to adhere to.
Analyze existing applications for accessibility issues and work with developers and designers to define and implement solutions.
Work with a diverse team of product owners, UX designers, and developers in a fast-paced environment, with quick iterative cycles.
Support the development of an accessibility data and measurement program.
Conduct accessibility-focused qualitative research using a variety of methods including user testing, interviews, surveys, artifact research (chat, call, email transcripts, etc.), journal studies, etc.

Desired Candidates will bring:

Experience working in an Agile environment
5+ years of experience in accessible (508/WCAG) analysis, design, development, and/or testing
Subject Matter Expertise in WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ADA, other accessibility laws and standards
Knowledge of correct use and limitations of WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) in web application development
Passion for making websites and applications accessible to all users
Experience using Accessibility testing tools as well as screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and iOS/Android development best practices with the ability to research and recommend solutions in these various technologies in collaboration with developers
Thorough, methodical, and creative with extreme attention to detail
Expert at time management as well as working & finding answers to questions independently
Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills
Understanding of SDLC and the technical and business challenges that come with the development of a product
Understanding of UX, design techniques, and principles
Social science research methods (e.g. usability, surveys, observation), qualitative and quantitative data analysis, foundational statistics
Data visualization and presentation skills (in addition to analysis and research skills)
BA/BS in related field; advanced degree in Cognitive Science, Statistics, Human- Psychology, Computer Science, Computer Interaction or related field preferred.

Skills Profile:

QA Analysis
Usability Testing
Diversity And Inclusion
Application Development
Testing Tools
Time Management
User Testing
B2B Software
Data Analysis
Data Visualization
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving
Subject Matter Expert

Successful candidates will be required to pass a drug test and background check prior to starting.

Client Description:

Benefits for Consultants

Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package.

Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting and employer match.

Other features:

Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Sick time
Professional training
Discounts and Perks

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