Senior Digital Accessibility Specialist - Design & UX
The Senior Digital Accessibility Specialist (Design & UX) will join TD's Digital Accessibility team and will mentor and support UX and visual designers, content writers, and product teams with accessibility best practices from early concept design through launch. You will also provide support to product teams as an accessibility coach as they create web and mobile applications which meet accessibility standards and meet the needs of our customer with disabilities. You will bring demonstrated experience in inclusive design and will lead accessibility support for the design practice. This is a coaching and not a testing role.
Coach and mentor digital product teams to meet accessibility standards and to follow best practices.
Support interaction and visual designers and copy writers to implement best practices and identify potential accessibility issues in artefacts they produce.
Support web and mobile applications developers to build accessible interfaces using best practices, and accessibility tools including syntax checkers and assistive technology.
Triage project issues and provide related guidance.
Contribute to self-serve resources (e.g. tip sheets, guides, patterns library) which the accessibility team maintains for digital practitioners.
Degree in inclusive design or a design-related discipline – graphic design, product design, or other relevant field or equivalent work experience
Minimum 2 years digital accessibility specialist experience as full-time coach/Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Comprehensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and related techniques for web, mobile and documentation.
Demonstrated understanding of how accessibility requirements or best practices enable or improve access to digital content for People with Disabilities.
Comprehensive understanding of interaction and UI design
Proficiency with design tools including Adobe's Creative Suite, InVision, Figma
Proficiency with multiple assistive technologies, including desktop and mobile screen readers.
Knowledge of semantic HTML and coding techniques related to WCAG.
Knowledge of WAI-ARIA, including best practices and patterns.
Ability to coach and train in inclusive design and related topics.
Ability to propose solutions for accessibility issues.
Effective communicator. Able to summarize and explain digital accessibility topics to non-specialists.
Organizational and time-management skills; comfortable managing multiple deadlines and priorities.
Nice to have:
IAAP CPWA, CPACC or WAS certification
Strong portfolio that showcases your understanding of inclusive design and accessibility.
*must be based in Canada*