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Accessibility Tester

Equalize Digital

Georgetown, Texas,US

Qualifications

Associate (Preferred)

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description
Flexible schedule
Full Job Description

Accessibility Specialists at Equalize Digital analyze, document, and validate the accessibility status of WordPress websites, including accessibility status of both the frontend and, in some cases, the admin dashboard. Accessibility is determined based upon overall usability for all people, adherence to generally accepted best practices, and alignment with the most current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Essential Skills:

Demonstrated mastery of POUR principles and WCAG.
UX expert who understands the impact of various accessibility problems on users of all abilities beyond technical WCAG compliance.
Understands at a high level which laws govern accessibility requirements, particularly U.S. laws.
Effectively tests with in-browser evaluation tools, screen readers, and keyboard.
Relentlessly tracks and documents WCAG and general usability failures.
Has used the WordPress CMS and possesses a basic understanding of its infrastructure.
Knowledge of the block editor and familiarity with major page building tools (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi) is beneficial.
Able to identify the source of accessibility problems in a WordPress environment (plugin, theme, content) and recommend appropriate fixes.
Goes beyond pointing out problems.
Offers actionable recommendations and ideates solutions that improve usability and speed up remediation efforts.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of two (2) years experience in a similar role OR a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with one (1) year experience.

A CPACC, WAS, or Trusted Tester Certificate is strongly preferred. Note: this is not a senior-level position.

Personal Qualities:
All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English. We are not limiting this search to specific location(s) or countries, anyone can apply. The ability to align work schedule with USA time zones is highly desirable.

These are the qualities we value in our team:

Intelligence. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
Attention to Detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
Proactivity. Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
Integrity. Does not cut corners ethically. Builds trust, maintains confidence and focuses on doing the right thing.
Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose. Maintains this standard across all channels of communication.
Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
Open to Critique. Often solicits feedback and reacts calmly to criticism.

Duties:

The following duties will be performed during a typical work period.

Analyzes web pages, tools, and dashboards (WordPress) for accessibility using a combination of in-browser evaluation tools, keyboard, and screen readers.
Provides detailed, written documentation of accessibility failures in tabular format, pinpointing the source of the failure wherever possible.
Offers professional recommendations related to accessibility best practices in a way that is highly actionable for developers and content specialists.
Assists with remediation planning and upon request, supplies a high-level summary or overview of the accessibility status of a website, online tool, or dashboard.
May occasionally be asked to attend client meetings and present a summary of their findings via video conferencing tools.
May be asked to log accessibility failures and/or mark false positives as “ignored” within Equalize Digital’s accessibility scanning tools, in addition to supplying their own reports.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please review and apply for this position on our website. Go here:

https://equalizedigital.com/were-hiring-an-accessibility-tester/

APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT VIA EMAIL OR INDEED MAY NOT RECEIVE THE SAME LEVEL OF SCREENING AS APPLICANTS WHO APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $30.00 - $60.00 per hour

Benefits:

Flexible schedule

Schedule:

Monday to Friday

Education:

Associate (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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