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Senior Accessibility Specialist

Thomson Reuters

Eagan, Minnesota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Frisco, Texas; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Mexico City, Mexico,VARIOUS

Are you a curious, smart, self-driven accessibility professional who loves working in collaboration to deliver moments of delight for customers and colleagues? Are you excited by the challenge of turning complex problems and constraints into simple elegant solutions that exceed customer’s needs and expectations? Are you excited by the challenge of working across internal teams and business stakeholders to deliver on high-impact internal projects with a focus on accessibility and the employee experience?

Come and join the Thomson Reuters Accessibility team as we grow and transform Thomson Reuters into a user focused, customer-obsessed organization. We aren’t just changing the way customers engage with us, we are transforming and re-imagining our business. Our customers range from small entrepreneurs to large corporations and government clients across the globe. They are under a lot of pressure to ensure the products and services they purchase meet their business needs and are confident in knowing how to use them. Additionally, we support the employee experience, working to ensure everyone can come to work each day, be at their best and thrive.

Role Summary

As a Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will be a trusted, respected, partner that works closely with either UX Design Professionals, Product Managers, and Engineering supporting our products, or in collaboration with internal teams including but not limited to Marketing, HR, Diversity & Inclusion and General Counsel supporting business readiness and employee experience initiatives. You will provide accessibility related consulting and guidance to ensure all customers or employees can access and use our products and assets. You will also be a mentor to other Accessibility Specialists and assist in educating and promoting accessibility in culture and practice within the organization. To be effective in this role, you must have demonstrated expert level understanding of accessibility, assistive technology, and need a unique skillset of problem solving, strong communication and working as part of a team. We promote an agile, collaborative, supportive environment where diverse thinking, innovative design, and experimentation is welcomed and encouraged.
What Makes this a Unique Opportunity
Thomson Reuters participates in the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), which creates the standards for the web, including accessibility standards. The Accessibility team participates in the WCAG working group (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), which is part of the W3C. You will have the unique opportunity to participate as part of Thomson Reuters’ membership.
• BA/BS in information science, information design, computer science, related field, or equivalent industry experience.
• 7+ years of experience working as an accessibility professional.
• Expert level understanding of WCAG 2.1 (AA) guidelines.
• Expert level understanding of assistive technologies and accessibility-related software including JAWS®, NVDA, and Dragon® NaturallySpeaking.
• Demonstrated experience providing implementation direction and requirements to design, front-end development, engineering, and internal business teams such as marketing or customer support.
• Demonstrated experience improving and remediating for accessibility by applying or leveraging expertise in ARIA, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
• Ability to collaborate with Design System team to create and document composable UI elements in a number of environments (Figma, HTML/CSS) leveraging system foundations and patterns.
• Knowledge of document accessibility and remediation, including PDF.
• General awareness of Section 508, ADA, AODA, and EN 301 549.
• Experience and understanding of Agile development practices.
• Ability to mentor other Accessibility Specialists.
• Ability to work collaboratively and productively both with diverse teams and independently.
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
• Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and presentation skills.

Assistive Technology users strongly encouraged to apply.

What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
• Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles
while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
• Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days
Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace
app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
• Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
• Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees
Thomson Reuters café networking.
• Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives
for local and global impact.
• Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet
that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of
law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent,
just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly
specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services
– Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating,
negotiating, governing and informing.
We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible
work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider
it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 
As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees
in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson
Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.
We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable

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