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Senior Accessibility Researcher

Scottish Government

Edinburgh Or Glasgow,SCOTLAND

The Office of the Chief Designer Division is part of the Directorate for Digital. It supports the Scottish Government in its commitment to deliver effective, accessible, inclusive public services by engaging citizens in their design.

The Digital Strategy for Scotland's consultation Renewing Scotland's fill potential in a digital world seeks to ensure that no one is left behind in getting online or benefiting from digital technology. A key part of this is ensuring that the digital services created and used by the Scottish Government and broader public services in Scotland are usable by disabled people.

This role sits within the Office of the Chief Designer Division within Scottish Government's Digital Directorate. As a senior accessibility researcher you will plan and conduct accessibility activities across programme teams. You will build accessibility practices into new and existing teams. You will champion and promote accessibility and inclusive design across Scottish Government digital activities. You will supervise and mentor other specialists within the team.

Your people skills will be required as you influence, question and coach cross-functional teams and stakeholders in valuing accessibility is an essential component of digital service delivery.

Essential Criteria

1. Experience in a senior role in a digital research setting, designing and delivering a wide range of accessibility and inclusive research including: negotiating research briefs, leading research activity, and delivering actionable insights.
2. Demonstrates excellent engagement with accessibility research for digital service design, including awareness of key standards, experience of planning and conducting accessibility testing and technical evaluations, and experience of advocating for accessibility awareness in digital teams.
3. Ability to communicate research approaches and insights effectively in such a way as to stimulate conversation and collaboration.
4. Knowledge of other user centred design practices and experience of collaborating with them for service delivery.

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