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Interim Technical Accessibility Specialist - Remote Working

Triumph Recruitment


Pay Rate:
Competitive Rates

Hours per Week:

Anticipated 6 months

What's involved with this role:
Interim Technical Accessibility Specialist - Remote Working - PSR 1JP00044773

Pay Rate: Competitive Rates

Main Duties:

Helping teams to measure inclusivity and accessibility of their services
Helping teams to embed inclusive design and accessibility skills in their teams
Working with teams on discreet projects to improve new and existing services
Helping teams to identify and priorities the biggest barriers to inclusive and accessible services•
Champion accessibility across the organisation and service teams.
Defining approaches, policies and strategies to address accessibility barriers.
Evaluating the impact and success of accessibility efforts; identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement and translating those into a strategic approach.
Provide a degree of testing and assurance of systems to assure legal compliance and usability for all and ensure that accessibility standards are considered as an integral requirement as new services are developed.
Skills and experience required

Expert Knowledge of accessibility regulations, GOV.UK or NHS guidance and standards including WCAG version 2.1
Strong understanding of client-side web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ARIA.
High proficiency in the use of assistive technologies including screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover, Talkback etc.), screen magnifiers (ZoomText, Windows Magnifier) and voice recognition software (Dragon, Voice Control for iOS and Voice Access for Android).
Significant experience of testing websites, web-based applications, mobile applications and documents such as PDF, Word, Excel etc.
Able to build strong relationships and credibility with internal and external customers & stakeholders
Strong organisational, problem solving and time management skills.
Demonstrable experience in leading teams
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience of working with technical service teams to champion accessibility needs, balancing competing, and potentially conflicting demands in a constructive and collaborative way whilst promoting user centred design.
Experience of driving excellence in accessibility standards in a compliant and cost-effective way.
Desirable experience

Experience of conducting moderated user testing sessions with disabled participants including writing research plans, analysing the results and making recommendations.
Experience of remediating documents to meet WCAG 2.1 AA, PDF/UA and other standards.
Evidence of active participation in the accessibility community.
Knowledge of wider government strategy around digital accessibility and inclusion.
An understanding of project management methodologies e.g. agile.
An in depth understanding of modern IT technology software including Microsoft Office, Miro and Jira

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

Any local authority/public sector experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

Interim Technical Accessibility Specialist - Remote Working - PSR 1JP00044773

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