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Accessibility SME - Designer

Aquent - Client is Fortune 100 Health/Wellness Organization

New York NY, Boston MA, New Jersey, Rhode Island,USA

Job Title: Sr. Accessibility Designer
Job Location: Cumberland, RI
Starting: ASAP

Salary/Pay Rate:
Firm, non-negotiable: No
Hours: Full-time
Duration: Temp-to-perm

Job Description:
With the news of COVID19 spreading, Aquent is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our employees. This includes providing technology to support video interviews, resources and support for employees to work from home successfully, and fully covered healthcare for eligible employees.

Job Title: Accessibility Specialist / Designer
Job Location: Boston, MA or Cumberland, RI
Starting: ASAP

Salary/Pay Rate: DOE
Firm, non-negotiable: No
Hours: Full-time
Duration: Temp to Perm. (6 months - 12 months, conversion if a good fit)

Our Fortune 10 Health Care client is looking for a Sr. Accessibility Designer to join their team!

This Digital Health team is looking for a Sr. Accessibility Designer with experience working in fast-paced, startup-like environment. They believe everyone deserves good design!!

As a key member of the Design team, you will help ensure that the User Experience of our digital platform and ecosystem is built with accessibility in mind.

Partner with product managers/owners and leadership to increase attention to the needs of our customers and community.
Grow your skill set and knowledge base by working alongside talented and passionate teammates from diverse backgrounds.
Coach, support and empower UX, UI and content strategists on principles of accessibility and inclusive design.
What You’ll Do

Advise Product, Design and Engineering teams (iOS, Android and Web) to best accessibility practices and accessibility related decisions
Collaborate with people with disabilities to learn how to remove barriers within our products
Conduct usability studies involving people with disabilities to establish benchmarks and identify KPIs to improve products over time
Ensure that every feature delivered through the Design organization encapsulates all the information needed to build an accessible experience by acting as a coach for UX UI Designers, Design Systems, UX Research, Engineering and Product
Research best practices & patterns, perform competitive evaluations, build concrete solutions to problems
Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify strategies and implement accessible solutions
Establish and implement enterprise guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applicationsAssist in development of educational elements, focused on design needs for Content, UX / UI and Product
Contribute to process refinement and provide A11y perspectives in design thinking

5+ years UX or UX Research experience
Experience working within a large design team preferred.
A strong understanding of the value of the "right" amount of process.
Strong attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
Ability to be self-driven
Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508, and Affordable Care Act Section 1557
Accessibility compliance experience
Web / native design and/or development experience
Experience with assistive technology such as ZoomText, JAWS, VoiceOver or NVDA screen reader
Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Client Description:
Our Client:

Makes it their mission to guide people toward better health
Is considered by Fast Company to be amongst the most innovative companies
Is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most admired companies
This includes altering the products they offer at retail to more health-conscious offerings!
Our client has recently made a move toward a major merger, which means this is a great time to get involved! Two big industry brands coming together.

Working here gets you into a fast-paced environment, with tons of cross-functional working relationships. You’d have exposure to a number of teams related to any project you’re working on, and we sometimes see freelancers convert to permanent employees on teams they’ve had the opportunity to interact with. This is definitely a standout opportunity!


We care about your CAREER GOALS.

We offer resume & portfolio review + interview prep. You'll feel set for success!
Learn for free:
Who is AQUENT:
Pay it forward:
Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

Subsidized health, vision and dental benefits
Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program
Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck
Check our Benefits out. Up to 85% subsidy
Other Requirements:

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