Web Accessibility Specialist Trainee
Tasks the role will be performing:
Will perform extensive accessibility analysis and create documentation for new or existing projects that will involve:
Working independently or with others to assess web pages and documents (i.e., PDF) for conformance to established web accessibility standards (in particular WCAG 2.1 AA).
Using screen readers in various browsers and on various device emulators to test the accessibility and usability of websites and digital products.
Developing detailed reports explaining accessibility defects identified through an audit and suggest remediation methods/techniques.
Reviewing results of assessment with internal project team members and management. Answering questions regarding testing methods and interpretation of the results.
Creating comprehensive accessibility documentation for use by developers.
Providing accessibility feedback to projects and form designs.
Performing administrative tasks as needed.
Contributing creative solutions to improving internal processes, tools, and methods.
Requirements for the position:
Must be willing to perform Web Accessibility Audits using assistive and automated technologies. This may include using: WAVE from WebAIM, JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Accessibility Checker
Must be willing to perform Accessibility Audits against Digital Documents (e.g., PDF, Word, etc…)
Must be willing to understand and follow Section 508 and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and specifications–W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 A and AA), Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG), and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
Must be interested in making a difference in the lives of millions around the world by providing access to information through digital products.
Must be willing to learn daily, willing to fail often (and own it!), willing to ask questions, and willing to strive for improvement continuously. Perfect people need not apply.
Must have experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Must have experience in Adobe Tools (PDF)
Prefer some experience in using G Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive…)
Prefer some experience in developing technical documentation
Prefer some experience in UI Accessibility testing
This is an entry-level position with opportunity for advancement and will report to the Chief Technology Officer.