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FED Accessibility Specialist

Kaiser Permanente

Pleasanton, CA,USA

Kaiser Permanente is looking for a creative and motivated professional who can contribute to our efforts in making our digital properties like kp.org accessible and inclusive. This is a contract position that can either be remote or onsite in the California Bay Area.

Top Daily Responsibilities:
• Provide accessibility support to front end developers.
• Lead accessibility effort for coded Design System (Styleguide and Pattern Library).
• Perform accessibility testing (which includes keyboard testing and screen reader testing) for patterns and components, assign severity and priority level to defects, make fix recommendations, and provide code recommendations.
• Develop training materials/accessibility resources and deliver trainings to front end developers.
• Proactively engage with stakeholders (product owners, scrum masters, developers, testers, etc.) to provide education and guidance, including giving presentations, leading working sessions, and mentoring.
• Help strategize to improve accessibility processes.
• Help create and update accessibility resources.

Skills a Top Candidate Should Have:
Accessibility
• 3+ years as a full-time accessibility specialist.
• Ability to interpret and advise on standards, principles and techniques for meeting accessibility success criteria (including WCAG 2.1 AA and WAI-ARIA 1.2).
• A thorough understanding of why and how to build products that are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.
• A thorough understanding of disability types and assistive technology.
• Experience/Expertise with automated accessibility tools such as AMP or aXe.
• Experience/Expertise with screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and Talkback preferred).
Front End Development
• Proficiency in hand coded HTML, CSS, and Javascript
• Experience with Responsive Web Design technique and concepts.
• Strong knowledge of WAI-ARIA 1.2 roles, states, properties and focus management.
• Understanding standard vs. custom controls and how WAI-ARIA best practices is used for custom controls.
• Solid understanding of cross browser compatibilities.

Desired Certification (beneficial, but not required):
• Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
• Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS)

Soft Skills:
• Ability to work with little supervision, tight timelines, and competing priorities.
• Experience working in multidisciplinary teams.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to cross-train and mentor.
• Accuracy, reliability, and excellent attention to detail.

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