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Senior Accessibility Specialist


London, England,UK

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Job Purpose

The BBC is for everyone, and as such, ensuring all BBC digital systems, products, and services are accessible is of paramount importance.

We are looking for an accessibility specialist to join our small but essential audience-facing accessibility team to support diverse initiatives and high-profile products such as iPlayer, Sounds, BBC News, BBC Weather, and more.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in supporting the creation of accessible and usable experiences from conception to completion, rather than solely using audits to identify issues late in the development cycle.Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

With your knowledge of technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS, Android, etc, and experience in how execute technical accessibility across multiple platforms, you will:

Partner with cross-functional product teams, providing coaching and consulting to help embed accessibility processes across the product lifecycle.

Work proactively to troubleshoot and help resolve accessibility issues and complaints promptly and identify ways to prevent the problems from happening again.

Help to devise role-based training for Product teams relative to their knowledge levels.

Help Change Lead coordinate and provide support activities for the BBC's Accessibility Champions Network, including resources, communications, training, collaboration, meet-up or event organisation, etc.

On a typical day you can expect to:

There isn't really a typical day, as our days can be quite varied, but might include:

Providing support to product development teams and guide them in building accessibility into the end-to-end design and development process working in collaboration with product owners, designers, developers, and quality assurance leads.

Delivering input from and use your experience of how people with disabilities may interact with and use digital products to help product teams understand and prevent barriers in design and development.

Creating bitesize accessibility training and presentations to people with varied experience of accessibility, including at our accessibility champions meet ups.

Supporting our Principal accessibility specialists in projects across multiple platforms such as Web, iOS, Android, Television, etc.

Staying up to date with new developments in technology and trends around accessibility from the wider accessibility industry, vendors and platforms and communicate these within the BBC.

We are happy to consider flexible work based on your personal situation, such as hybrid working.

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