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Senior Accessibility Specialist

RELX

Ohio,US

Senior Accessibility Specialist - Technology
Do you love to create digital experiences which are inclusive to all people, including persons with disabilities?
Are you immersed in the growing fields of accessibility standards, markup techniques, and assistive technology?
Are you excited to work in a variety of fields including Digital Publishing, Information Analytics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, and Academic Research?
About our Team
We are a world class team of experts in accessibility serving researchers, scientists, and clinicians across the globe. We serve as the voice of accessibility in global company where accessibility is embraced with empathy and executive support.
About the Role
As a Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will provide expert accessibility testing and coaching of product development teams. You will collaborate with other accessibility champions consisting of product managers, engineers, designers, and quality engineers.
Responsibilities

Conduct VPAT/Accessibility Conformance Reports against the W3C WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Work with core team developers and UX to test, steer, and validate designs and code to accessibility standards.
Provide workarounds, accommodations, and solutions to accessibility problems found in websites, PDFs, PowerPoints, and other digital formats.
Help answer questions from customers and users around accessibility features and compliance.
Plan relevant activities to help ensure compliance with accessibility and usability principles.
Conduct accessibility testing with assistive technology to validate user experiences against accessibility standards and best practices.
Review and guide technical specifications (UI, HTML, PDF, EPUB3).
Research new tools, standards, web, and mobile technology to help inform the wider accessibility guild.
Plan, conduct, and summarize usability testing with people who experience disability.
Serve as point of contact for accessibility questions and concerns for development teams.

Requirements

Experience in driving accessibility in web and mobile applications.
Experience authoring VPATs/ACRs for enterprise web applications.
Expert knowledge of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
Expert understanding of how to apply HTML5 and ARIA features to websites and mobile applications to meet accessibility guidelines.
Understanding of user experience design and user centered design activities.
Experience using testing tools (WAVE, aXe, Microsoft Insights, Color Contrast Analyzer).
Experience testing with assistive technology such screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver).
Experience remediating PDF documents for compliance with PDF/UA standards.
High degree of initiative and autonomy coupled with an ability to function successfully as part of a team (in person and virtual).
Honed consulting, influence, and negotiation skills to achieve desired outcomes that inspire action and trust from stakeholders.

Work in a way that works for you
We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, family leave and tuition reimbursement, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and long-term goals.

Working remotely from home
Working flexible hours - flexing the times you work in the day

Working with us
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.
Working for you
At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

Comprehensive, multi-carrier health plan benefits
Disability insurance
Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
Life and Accident Insurance
Retirement Benefits (Salary Investment Plan/Employer Stock Purchase Plan)
Modern Family Benefits, including adoption and surrogacy

About Us
A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.
Join Us
Are you ready to help us progress science and health? Our technology leads to innovation, so join a forward-thinking digital business that is tackling world-scale challenges and align your ambitions with our passion for driving global knowledge-sharing.
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Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.
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