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Digital Accessibility Expert (Italian/English bilingual freelancer)

Applause App Quality, Inc

Global,GLOBAL

Are you passionate about ensuring websites and applications are readily accessible to end-users utilizing assistive technologies? Are you knowledgeable about the guidelines defined by WCAG 2.0/2.1, Section 508 and other accessibility standards? If you enjoy collaborating with Developers and QA Engineers on accessibility standards and best practices this might be the perfect role for you!

Responsibilities:
- Act as one of the go-to SMEs on accessibility, WCAG guidelines and code-level remediation solutions for junior accessibility team members; provide regular audit reviews to ensure internal compliance with best practices
- Prepare, run and report on feedback from user reviews and WCAG Audits
- Be an educational resource to product teams, and running office hours
- Identify quality issues proactively and setup training programs specific to teams or individuals to address them
- Train new team members on accessibility compliance testing on desktop and mobile devices
- Potentially run multiple projects with different customers

Qualifications:
- Italian-English bilingual fluency
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience
- 5+ years of experience in a professional Accessibility specialist capacity
- Deep technical knowledge of accessibility; ability to provide code-level remediation and lead discussions with developers
- Experience in and deep understanding of accessibility, including assistive technologies and WCAG checkpoints
- Consulting agency experience and strong customer-facing skills
- Self-starter, self-motivated, rolling up your sleeves with a focus on getting things done
- Effectively multi task and manage concurrent activities
- Comfortable working in a matrix environment across the organization in a collaborative manner'
- Knowledge and fluency in using HTML, JavaScript and CSS to implement websites

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