Senior Accessibility Specialist
BBC Locations,GREAT BRITAIN
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This is a permanent role (Band D) and can be based from any of our BBC locations. We offer flexible working to accomdate the way you need to work and open to discussing ways we can support you to deliver your best!
Excellent career progression. The BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
Unrivalled training and development opportunities. Our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
Benefits. We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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Responsible for designing, communicating and implementing test approaches in product development. Work closely with all members of the product development team. The Senior Accessibility Specialist will co-ordinate testing activities for a product and ensure the spread of good practice and knowledge.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
As a Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will work closely with Product, Technology and Procurement to provide accessibility-related guidance and you will work in collaboration with other internal teams to support the business and employee experience. You will be the champion of Accessibility and Assistive Technology by creating an inclusive BBC through educating about and promoting accessibility.
On a typical day you can expect to:
Assess digital products and services to make sure they work with the BBC’s supported assistive technology platform (e.g. JAWS®, Dragon Professional® and ZoomText).
Build relationships with internal product teams and help them plan a roadmap to support making their products accessible.
Support Procurement as a subject matter expert (SME) when reviewing all accessibility requirements to be met by vendors when supplying the BBC with technology, in accordance with our Technology Accessibility Policy.
Work with third-party suppliers of technology to the BBC, championing accessibility.
Work with multi-discipline teams across the BBC to make sure we’re making the most of the BBC’s Global Experience Language, contributing to articles and guidelines for Accessibility.
Are you the right candidate?
You are passionate about ensuring the BBC is truly accessible for all our colleagues. You have a thorough understanding of assistive technologies and expertise in the technical background of accessibility including WCAG, WAI-Aria, HTML and CSS. You have a strong attention to detail, good judgement along with the resilience and tenacity to support procurement and product teams ensure all technology at the BBC meets the Technology Accessibility Policy. You are comfortable engaging at all levels of an organisation and communicating complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.