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Digital Accessibility Consultant

Intopia

Sydney,AUSTRALIA

Hi, we are Intopia!

We are a digital consultancy with a difference. We’re change makers. We believe everyone has a right to inclusive digital experiences. This is our purpose, our quest, the white rabbit we follow.

We do what we love, with people we like, to help make the world more inclusive. We place the user, regardless of their ability, at the centre of everything we do. We work to break down the barriers and make technology universally accessible.

About the role

We are on a quest to find new digital accessibility consultants who are interested in making the digital world more inclusive. This is a remote role, so anyone can apply – anyone with the rights to work in Australia or New Zealand are encouraged to apply. The role is for a 6-12 month full time contract, with potential to extend. What you would be doing in the role will vary but some of the key responsibilities will include:

Conduct assessments against WCAG 2.1 and accessibility best practice on multiple digital platforms (web and native mobile)
Clearly describe issues and provide actionable recommendations on how to fix accessibility issues
Work with organisations to help them pragmatically improve their accessibility maturity
Work onsite and remotely with multi-disciplinary teams, including designers and developers, to review and provide feedback on accessibility across the software development lifecycle
Define project-specific accessibility requirements
Champion digital accessibility

About you

We are looking for people with interesting backgrounds who can add to the extensive experience of our team. That said we still need you to have certain key skills such as:

Passion for digital accessibility and inclusive design, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
Extensive experience of independent WCAG auditing on web and native mobile platforms
Experience using assistive technology for testing such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack. Experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a bonus
Knowledge of HTML required, advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred. Knowledge of native mobile app coding will be an advantage
An understanding of WAI-ARIA and commonly used ARIA attributes, must be an ARIA ninja and not an ARIA cowboy
An attention to detail with problem-solving skills that rivals Sherlock Holmes
Good time management skills and must be a self-starter
Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical audiences

People with disabilities, women and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with lived experience of disability, experience working with people with disability and/or a demonstrated personal understanding of disability.

Why work with us?

We have an amazing team of 24 people, each with a diverse range of expertise and experiences. Our team is still growing, and we are now the largest specialist digital accessibility team in Australia and New Zealand. Most of our team is based in Australia or New Zealand, but we also have team members in Canada and the United States.

We are a social enterprise who are committed to giving 5% of our revenue to initiatives that directly or indirectly support people with disabilities. We’re also a certified B Corp and proud supporter of the 1 percent pledge initiative. Our work provides positive social impact every day.

Our team is a little different. We know the force is strong and everything is bigger on the inside. We celebrate with glitter, and we know you can build anything with the right bricks.

We value people who:

love what they do,
think outside of the box,
can turn customers into fans,
are always learning,
give more then they take,
and always put people first.

Benefits

Flexible working conditions
Collaborative team environment
Purpose driven career
Work from home or a coworking space

Down the rabbit hole

If this role sounds like you, even if you don’t match all the requirements, then we want to hear from you! Apply today by sharing your resume, cover letter and answers to the three questions below. Please attach your answers to the end of your cover letter. You will need to answer all three questions for your application to be considered. We don’t need war and peace just a few paragraphs so we can get to know you better.

Q1: Tell us what you've been reading or listening to recently. For example what book would you recommend or what's your favourite TED talk?
Q2: Describe the difference(s) between auditing for web versus native mobile apps.
Q3: What do you do to learn more or stay current with accessibility best practice?

Applications close at 11.59pm AEDT on Friday 30 July 2021. Please submit your applications or any questions about the role to jobs@intopia.digital.

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