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Accessibility Engineer/ JAWS Scripter

TPGI

Remote,UNITED STATES

Accessibility Engineer/ JAWS Scripter
Role and Responsibilities

The Accessibility Engineer/ JAWS Scripter is a member of TPGi’s User Experience (UX) Practice, with a primary responsibility of contributing to delivering TPGi’s JAWS Scripting and Kiosk Consultancy services.

Activities include:

JAWS Scripting: Providing TPGi clients with specialist JAWS scripting support, from problem identification to scripting development and testing with end users.
Kiosk consultancy: Providing TPGi clients with specialist support in implementing JAWS text-to-speech functionality on kiosks, tablets, and self-service terminals. This includes researching kiosk functionality, preparing installation and configuration files for JAWS, and working with clients to test
Providing training to clients on using JAWS and other Vispero assistive technologies
Contributing to technical research and testing of ways in which JAWS scripting can support the screen reader user experience
Publicity and knowledge sharing activities, such as writing blog posts, recording short instructional videos, and giving conference talks
Contributing to other UX Practice services as required, including design reviews and user research projects


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor of Science or equivalent qualification

Essential:

Extensive knowledge and experience of JAWS and JAWS scripting
Thorough understanding of digital accessibility principles and standards, including W3C WCAG, Section 508, and EN 301549
Experience conducting accessibility audits of web and software applications
Experience working with core web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript and how they relate to accessible web applications
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to lead conversations with clients
Ability to balance working on multiple concurrent projects, while meeting project deadlines
Desirable
Knowledge and experience of Zoomtext, Dragon Naturally Speaking and other assistive technology
Knowledge of and experience in applying US and international standards for kiosk accessibility, including relevant Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, Air Carrier Access Act, Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, CSA B651.1 and CAN/CSA B651.2
Knowledge and experience of user research methods with a focus on user experience for people with disabilities


Location/Travel

This role is a remote position, but will require flexibility for regular travel for on-site work at client locations in the US and Canada.

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