Senior Accessibility Designer - Remote
Anywhere Real Estate Inc.
The Anywhere UX team is a quickly growing and constantly evolving team being positioned as an inspiring leader in the company. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Senior Accessibility Designer to join our team and redefine the way people interact with real estate technology. As the Senior Accessibility Designer, you will play a crucial role in driving accessibility initiatives across our digital products, including web applications, mobile apps, and other user interfaces. Your expertise and leadership will be instrumental in crafting a barrier-free digital experience for our customers. This role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams, including product managers, UX designers, developers, and quality assurance, to implement inclusive design practices and deliver outstanding user experiences.
Lead Accessibility Initiatives: Champion accessibility and inclusivity as a core value, ensuring that our digital products align with accessibility standards, guidelines, and best practices, including WCAG 2.1 and beyond.
Accessibility Audits: Conduct comprehensive accessibility audits and usability testing on existing products to identify barriers and areas for improvement. Develop and implement a roadmap to address accessibility issues.
Design and Prototyping: Build accessible wireframes, prototypes, and design mockups that address the needs of users with disabilities and align with the company's branding and user experience guidelines.
Collaborative Design: Collaborate with UX designers and developers to integrate accessibility features seamlessly into the design and development process, considering various assistive technologies.
User Research: Partner with user research to conduct interviews and usability testing to capture insights from users with diverse abilities and incorporate their feedback into the design process.
Training and Advocacy: Educate and mentor the design and development teams on accessibility standard methodologies, encouraging a culture of accessibility and appreciation for all users.
Stay Updated on Industry Trends: Look out for emerging accessibility standards, guidelines, and technologies to ensure our products remain innovative and meet evolving user needs.
Compliance Reporting: Supervise and maintain accessibility compliance records and reports, ensuring that our products meet industry standards and legal requirements.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, User Experience Design, or a related field.
Proven experience (5+ years) as a UX designer with a focus on accessibility, preferably in a real estate or e-commerce domain.
Strong understanding of web accessibility guidelines, including WCAG, and experience applying these principles in real-world projects.
Proficiency in design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD.
Familiarity with assistive technologies and their impact on user experiences.
Ability to conduct accessibility audits, usability testing, and user research.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
A portfolio demonstrating your successful implementation of accessible designs and user-centered solutions.
Welcome to AnywhereSM – It’s a new day for real estate, everywhere. Our purpose is to empower everyone’s next move. We are home to some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA® and Sotheby’s International Realty®. We are one of the top tier and most integrated providers of U.S. residential real estate services, encompassing franchise, brokerage, title and settlement, relocation as well as a mortgage joint venture.
The Anywhere Advantage
Our People: We are stronger because of the a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives our people bring to our business, every day.
Our Products: We are building products to simplify and digitize the consumer experience of buying and selling a home.
Our Technology: We are leading with an industry-first open technology ecosystem that enables freedom,
flexibility, and choice for our customers.
Our Integrity: We are deeply committed to being trusted partners who act with excellence and integrity in all we do.
Anywhere Real Estate Inc
Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) is on a mission to empower everyone’s next move. Home to some of the most recognized brands in real estate Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate , Century 21® , Coldwell Banker® , Coldwell Banker Commercial® , Corcoran® , ERA® , and Sotheby's International Realty®
The Anywhere portfolio includes franchise and brokerage operations as well as national title, settlement, and relocation companies and nationally scaled mortgage origination and underwriting joint ventures. Supporting approximately 1.5 million home transactions in 2021, Anywhere is focused on simplifying, digitizing and integrating the real estate transaction for all consumers, no matter where they may be in their home buying and selling journey. With innovative products and technology, Anywhere fuels the productivity of its approximately 196,200 independent sales agents in the US and approximately 136,400 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories. Recognized for twelve consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Anywhere has also been designated a Great Place to Work four years in a row, named one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Companies in the U.S., and honored by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers 2022.
At Anywhere, diversity fuels success – for our company and for our employees. We strive to be the preferred company for diverse talent, committed to creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to innovate, focused on execution and accountable for results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives.
You’ll find our commitment to diversity reflected in our achievements:
Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Diversity.
Forbes 2022 World’s Top Female Friendly Companies.
Recognized on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
Recognized for gender diversity on our board of directors by Executive Women of New Jersey and Women’s Forum of New York.
With diversity, we succeed together. We hope you’ll join us.
$110,000 - $190,000 ; At Anywhere, actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual’s skills, experience, and qualifications.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Salary Range: $110000 - $190000