Web Accessibility Tester
As a Web Accessibility Specialist you will ideally have a few years of experience in manual web accessibility audits, automated accessibility testing tools and assistive technologies. You will lead all testing and audit activities and will be responsible for setting test processes and contributing to developing training materials and methodology for new recruits.
Minimum of three to five years’ experience.
Experience and knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards is a requirement for the Quality Assurance Tester
Thorough working knowledge of how to make web content and applications compliant with WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards
Ability to identify and suggest potential solutions to deliver accessible content on web and mobile devices
Thorough working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment and Section 504)
Extensive knowledge of manual and automated quality assurance testing
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and alone
Ability to prioritize tasks
Excellent problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to gather resources and information needed to understand content and options
Ability to utilize assistive technologies such as screen readers and close captioning
Knowledge of principles, concepts, methods and techniques of universal design standards
Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities
The Web Accessibility Specialist is responsible for identifying issues through quality assurance testing and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility related laws.
Contributes to efforts aimed at delivering accessible websites, applications and content by conducting quality assurance evaluations.
Examples Of Duties
Conduct annual fully automated and manual audits of a representative sampling from office and school sites to ensure the websites for Client are in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Establish communication and monitor implementation of corrective actions based on audit findings.
Suggest necessary support procedures and training documentation.
Collaborate with web developers on WCAG compliant designs.
Develop and maintain standard templates for testing applications for WCAG compliance.
Create and execute WCAG test plans and test scenarios of new products and upgrades to existing products.
Record problems/defects identified during testing. Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team. Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results.
May create/maintain automated test scripts.
Maintain updated resource materials for ongoing WCAG Compliance.
Bachelor’s degree plus three years of experience with software testing.
Experience working with and/or developing web content that achieves Priority 2 or Level AA conformance as prescribed by the W3C, (WCAG 2.0) while also complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Knowledge, Skill, And Abilities
Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Extensive knowledge of web communication accessibility barriers. Thorough knowledge of personal computers, internet technologies, and Microsoft Office suite of tools including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project. Knowledge of programming concepts. Knowledge of full system development life cycle preferred.
Skill in the management and execution of test cases to ensure appropriate coverage of the system’s functionality. Strong diagnostic, testing and problem-solving skills. Strong analytical, communication, and team skills. Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders e.g. Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, and Administrators.