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Accessibility Specialist (WCAG)

THG

Salford, England,UK

Description
Salary: £42,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on Experience)



THG is an international technology company and leading online retailer, home to premium brands such as lookfantastic, Myprotein, and ESPA; all of which are powered by our industry-leading and award-winning technology platform, THG Ingenuity.


Tech at THG

Technology is the driving force behind THG, and it starts with our people. We are ambitious with our goals and challenge conventional thinking. THG Technology is different because we support every single person to make massive impact and drive their own work. Our people are always learning, and we work every day to ensure our technology, from our software platforms, to our hosting services, to our M.L capability and beyond, is world class. This enables us to keep powering THG and our partners on a global scale.



What will I be doing?

As an Accessibility Specialist within the Accessibility Team you will be:

Working with our Designers and Developers supporting them to create brilliant features for every customer
Assessing our sites and applications against WCAG guidelines, helping us find where we can improve
Creating and delivering engagement resources to raise awareness and understanding of accessibility across the company
Researching and Developing complicated accessibility solutions ensuring that our custom features can be used by all our users
Requirements
What skills and experience would I need?

Good understanding of Semantic HTML
Experience auditing web and apps against WCAG 2.1 Guidelines
Confidence to build and deliver presentations and workshops
Domain level experience in either:
Web or App development
UX/UI
Experience with Desktop Screen Readers – NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver
Experience with Mobile Screen Readers – iOS VoiceOver and TalkBack
Experience with other assistive technology e.g. Zoom or Voice technology
IAAP WAS accreditation desired but not required
What behaviours are we looking for?

Approachable and Passionate about building relationships
Comfortable communicating ideas to a range of different audiences
Demonstrates taking initiative and delivering results
Good understanding of the importance of empathy in interactions
A person that raises up the people around them
Benefits
What's in it for me?

Competitive salary
Build solutions using the latest technology
Accessibility Specialist track includes training and WAS accreditation from IAAP
Work alongside genuine industry experts 
Continuous development through THG Academy, our in-house L&D team
Staff discounts on THG brands and Hale Country Club 
On-site doctor, physio and barber 

Salary Range: $45000 - $55000

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