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Sr. Accessibility Specialist

Blackboard

Phoenix, AZ,US

The Opportunity:

Through transformative payments and credential-driven transactions and privileges, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric, personal and individualized, and completely connected all across campus. Our open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences, integration with every aspect of campus life, and richer institutional insight.



This connected campus experience includes integrated tuition and fee payments, comprehensive dining and retail credential-driven transactions, configurable security and privilege management, and automated attendance and events. At each interaction across these capabilities, capture meaningful data so campus leaders can make informed decisions and take proactive action. Transact solutions easily integrate with your campus systems and partners with a broad, open ecosystem, maximizing existing investments, evolving quickly, and delivering a personalized solution.



Transact is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and has served the education community for over twenty-five years. Visit transactcampus.com to learn more.



The Responsibilities:

As Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will ensure that our products meet accessibility standards and that our product roadmaps move us toward the goal of being usable by all. Specific responsibilities will include:

Documenting accessible coding standards for product development teams
Driving awareness among product development designers and engineers regarding accessibility and ensuring teams meet the latest standards in their code
Communicating the details of the accessibility of our products to our client community through formal documentation including VPATs and outreach
Leading efforts to identify outside vendors and tools needed to meet our accessibility goals; managing any/all vendor relationships
Managing the triage of accessibility issues



The Requirements:



Required skills:

5+ years of experience managing and/or building accessible software
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to Accessibility, Communications, Education, or Computer Science
Comfortable working in agile development; familiar with continuous delivery model of software development
An understanding of the workflow and ability to affect change in design and development, not just QA
Knowledge of accessibility coding standards
Demonstrated success leading groups to deliver web and mobile experiences that meet high accessibility standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to present content in a way that is accessible to all
Knowledge of industry standards
Ability to set us up to meet standards before they are finalized
Ability to represent Transact within the accessibility community
Demonstratable expertise in how accessible technology is used and how to apply standards to design, coding, and testing
Proven leadership in an organization where change is made without people reporting directly to you



Preferred skills:

Previous experience in an educational technology organization



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.



Transact Campus Inc is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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