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Senior Web Developer: Accessibility

American Printing House for the Blind

Louisville, KY,US

Do you believe that the internet belongs to everyone? Are you looking for a role in web development where you can be a catalyst in shaping the online future? The American Printing House for the Blind, an internationally recognized leader in accessibility is seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized Web Developer to join our team. In this position, you will play a key role in providing web accessibility support for all areas of the organization and contribute to the accessible design of our external facing websites. You will also be demonstrating to the world high standards of internet accessibility that other companies, organizations, and institutions will look to as an example for achieving full accessibility.

You will update and maintain our APH websites and ensure that we comply with accessibility standards like WCAG 2.0. You will participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. You may even be asked to speak at national conferences, to teach accessible web development standards to others.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Develop websites and Internet applications. Use web development technologies such as HTML5/CSS3, WordPress, WooCommerce, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA Markup and Semantic HTML
Test our various company websites using SiteImprove
Perform various coding and programming tasks, such as design or development of Web back-end Web-based applications, and Web/Internet services
Code and integrate text, graphics, sound, and/or video

Ensure content can be accessed on mobile devices with accessibility tools enabled

Understand users’ needs and how they affect development
Make recommendations for acquiring or implementing accessibility solutions
Participate in working groups to discuss accessibility issues and solutions
Develop user stories and subsequent wire-frames for all newly designed web initiatives

Define web accessibility test scenarios and test conditions
Develop detailed web accessibility test plans
Manage testing process to ensure tests are traceable to the documented requirements
Align test plan, design and execution with the IT UAT methodology, standards, policies, and procedures
Set-up and configure test tools and assistive devices for testing providing a consistent environment across testing platforms


EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


5+years in web development with accessibility experience and willingness to expand on accessibility knowledge
Experience in SDLC/STLC processes and Agile, Iterative methodologies
2- 5 years’ experience in QA/Software testing (manual, functional, UAT)
Experience in testing on multiple platforms and devices: iOS, Windows and Android mobile devices
Experience working with Accessibility Tools for major browsers - Firefox, IE, Chrome and Safari
Expert level using OS and screen reading keystrokes as well as alternative touch gestures
Experience in test execution and defect management- execute test scenarios and scripts, track and document defects; provide test results for review and develop test reports
Experience in using JIRA or other recording and project tracking tools
Understanding of accessibility related standards and laws, including Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, WCAG 2.1 and Communications and Video Accessibility Act

Experience/familiarity with JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, ChromeVox, Zoomtext, WAT
Expertise with universal design concepts
Work under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment

Strong interpersonal skills for working with internal and external customers and partners
Commit to ongoing training and professional development in web accessibility


To apply, click APPLY at the top right of your screen. If you have trouble accessing the application through ADP, please contact Dorothy Owens at dowens@aph.org or call 502-899-2240.

APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test and background check.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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