508 Compliance Specialist
Windsor Mill, MD,US
Index Analytics, LLC is a rapidly growing, Baltimore-based small business providing health related consulting services to the federal government. At the center of our company culture is a commitment to instilling a dynamic and employee-friendly place to work. We place a priority on promoting a supportive and collegial team environment and enhancing staff experience through career development and educational opportunities.
Ensure compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires that all technology and information used by the federal government must be equally accessible to people with disabilities. Possess a strong understanding of Section 508 requirements and best practices, as well as experience in web design, web development, and accessibility. Possess familiarity with assistive technologies, in particular JAWS (Job Access with Speech), JAWSInspect, and ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) and the needs of people with disabilities. Possess excellent communication and organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and work with a variety of stakeholders.
Evaluate and test web applications, software, and related artifacts for accessibility.
Provide feedback to project team members and the client on testing results and provide remediation options.
Attend meetings to discuss status; offer insight into processes and team practices; and field questions regarding accessibility testing, criteria, regulations, and requirements.
Use excellent research, planning, and organization skills to manage changing and competing priorities under strict timelines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Maintain awareness of Section 508 guidance and direction from federal sources, such as Section508.gov, Usability.gov, and client-specific guidance.
Provide feedback to teams on inefficiencies within a current implementation and opportunities for enhancement.
Leverage various automation products to scale 508 automation capabilities across the program.
Articulate test results, user impacts, and remediation options and provide a defensible rationale for accessibility compliance.
U.S. Residency Requirement: Must be US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident and have lived in United States at least 3 out of last 5 years
Must be able to pass background investigations
Strong understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from planning through maintenance
Strong understanding of Section 508 requirements and best practices, as well as experience in web design, web development, and accessibility
Familiarity with assistive technologies and the needs of people with disabilities
Expert in use and limitations of Job Access with Speech (JAWS) and JAWS/JAWSInspect
Excellent communication and organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to work with variety of stakeholders
Experience with standard accessibility tools, checklists, and techniques such as screen readers and keyboard navigation techniques to evaluate software and application user interfaces (UI) for Section 508 compliance
Understanding and thorough knowledge of federal accessibility laws, regulations, polices, and practices
Expert understanding of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Experience creating and updating VPAT’s and Desktop Test Plans (DTPs)
Experience working with and managing accessibility testing, audits, and remediation
CMS, HHS, or other government experience preferred
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