Web Accessibility Quality Assurance Analyst
American Institutes for Research
American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a Web Accessibility Quality Assurance Analyst to join our group in Washington, D.C. Be part of something innovative and cutting edge. Join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.
Some of our ground-breaking work includes:
• advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)
• mobile support for the user interfaces
• learning management systems with social media features
• user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities • innovative, machine-scorable items
We are looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst with experience in WCAG 2.0/Section 508 Accessibility assessments and testing. As an Accessibility QA Analyst, your primary responsibility is to perform manual WCAG and Section 508 testing for web and mobile in various platforms using assistive technologies. The ideal candidate should be able to participate in design and requirements analysis providing QA and accessibility expertise to ensure quality standards and compliance is considered and addressed in the early stages of development as well as Provide accessibility expertise and guidance to developers and project management staff. Critically, you will be able to assess the usability of an app beyond whether or not it meets the required standards.
• 3+ years of QA Testing experience in both manual and automated testing.
• 2 + years of Accessibility Testing experience for visual impairment, hearing impairment, and motor skills impairment
• Experience with validating websites (desktop and mobile) for WCAG 2.0 level AA compliance
• Experience using assistive tools for accessibility testing
• Knowledge of HTML semantics/tagging, hyperlink integrity, and remediation accessibility issues
• Knowledge of correct use and limitations of WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) in web application development
• Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and take initiative in performing tasks
• B.A. or B.S. in computer science, information technology, human computer interaction, or related field preferred.
• Experience testing electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Section 508 compliance is considered a plus.
• Responsible team player with good communication skills