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Senior SME

ilumino

Cincinnati, OH,USA

ilumino is powering digital inclusion. Our straightforward approach makes accessibility compliance for websites, applications, documents, and products user-friendly and digitally compliant.

OUR MISSION
ilumino’s key mission is to serve as a wise adviser providing clarity in a space that can be confusing and is all too often filled with conflicting information. This mission is deeply rooted and born out of a passion for illuminating the path to digital accessibility and helping others create an inclusive world.

Responsibilities:
Will perform extensive accessibility analysis and create documentation for new or existing projects that will involve:
• Working independently or with others to assess web pages, applications and documents (i.e., PDF) for conformance to established web accessibility standards (in particular Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA)
• Mentoring junior web accessibility specialist
• Using screen readers in various browsers and on various device simulators to test the accessibility and usability of websites and digital products
• Applying principles of universal design, including knowledge of how other assistive technology interacts with systems during testing to ensure all violations are identified that would create barriers to equal access
• Developing detailed reports explaining accessibility defects identified through an audit and suggest remediation methods/techniques
• Reviewing results of assessment/s with internal project team members and management
• Communicating with clients and collaborating with their technical team
• Answering questions regarding testing methods and interpretation of the results
• Creating comprehensive accessibility documentation for use by developers
• Providing accessibility feedback
• Performing administrative tasks as needed
• Contributing creative solutions to improving internal processes, tools, and methods

Requirements:
• 5+ years accessibility testing experience
• Experience using JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver & Talkback
• Works well without supervision
• HTML5, CSS and JavaScript knowledge
• Good communication skills – fluid in English (written & spoken)
• Knowledge of the Section 508 and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications–W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 A/AA/AAA), Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG), and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
• IAAP Certification (WAS preferred)
• Experience with JIRA (asset)
• Mobile testing experience (asset)
• History of accessibility training/teaching (asset)

Your personality:
• Must be interested in making a difference in the lives of millions around the world by providing access to information through digital products
• Must be willing to learn daily, fail often (and own it!), ask questions, and continuously strive for improvement
• Must be able to have fun while working with the team

This position will report to the Chief Technology Officer. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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