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Digital Accessibility Consultant

AccruePartners

Columbus, GA,US

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

A 2022 Forbes World's Best Bank with over 130 years of making an impact in the financial services industry.
Their financial technology offers financing options for practically any purpose with best-in-class customer satisfaction.
Purpose-driven and team-oriented environment with focuses on leveraging employee talents, cutting edge technology, and best practices and processes.
Committed to diversity and accessibility for all!
WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

Results driven organization that values accountability and continuous improvement
Ability to influence the development of new digital products and contribute to long-term strategy and growth
Competitive base salary plus excellent benefits to include annual bonus, medical, dental, 401k, pension, and generous PTO policy.
LOCATION:

Columbus, GA
100% Remote available for candidates willing to work in Eastern Standard Time zone
WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Deliver consistent, engaging and inclusive digital experiences for customers while considering accessibility compliance and usability.
Initiate and collaborate with internal stakeholders to conduct digital accessibility quality checks to support the organization’s goal of inclusive design for all individuals.
Ensure adherence to accessibility and its tenants as related to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standard set and maintains working knowledge of the evolution of these standards.
Supports internal training efforts through the identification and development of training topics that support a mature organization in the evolution of accessibility.
Serves as an internal consultant and subject matter expert on digital accessibility, including WCAG with technology and business groups to ensure compliance with digital accessibility guidelines, standards and regulations.
Develops and fosters a foundational understanding of the most common accessibility standards and laws and how they apply to the organization.
Communicates and delivers test results to internal Digital team, internal partners, and external vendors while ensuring a focus on remediation.
Produces complaint code examples to communicate to the business and development stakeholders to show proper remediation and guide towards efficient and cost-effective solutions.
HOW YOU ARE QUALIFIED:

Bachelor's degree in UX related fields of HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Psychology, Graphic Design, Product Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2+ years of experience in the field of accessibility including experience in guiding and writing test plans, test cases, test scenario for 508 Technical Standards and Sub Technical Standards as per Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
Level A, AA, and AAA conformance of WCAG 2.1, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title I and Title III, Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 Compliance guidelines
Working knowledge of leading Assistive Technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon
5+ years of experience working Agile design-driven, user-centered technology products and development teams as well as experience testing and troubleshooting with iOS and Android native mobile apps
Experience working on multiple projects, effort estimation and capacity planning and working closely with multiple development and product management teams
Experience writing and editing internal communications and training-related materials in a corporate environment or financial institution.
Conversant with all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Development Methodology and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
Strong understanding of HTML/CSS and how to build web pages including the fundamentals of JavaScript
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification, JAWS Certification
Background in testing and validation of websites and native mobile apps for Accessibility compliance
Financial services experience with knowledge of digital banking and Fintech space

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