Web Accessibility Specialist
Web Accessibility Specialist Job Overview:
Conduct quality assurance evaluations for office and school sites to ensure the websites for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) are in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Conduct annual fully automated and manual audits of a representative sampling from office and school sites to ensure the websites for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) are in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Establish communication and monitor implementation of corrective actions with school and offices based on audit findings.
Suggest necessary support procedures and training documentation.
Collaborate with web developers on WCAG compliant designs.
Develop and maintain standard templates for testing applications for WCAG compliance.
Create and execute WCAG test plans and test scenarios of new products and upgrades to existing products.
Record problems/defects identified during testing. Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team. Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results.
May create/maintain automated test scripts.
Maintain updated resource materials for ongoing WCAG Compliance.
Web Accessibility Specialist Required Skills:
Thorough working knowledge of how to make web content and applications compliant with WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards
Ability to identify and suggest potential solutions to deliver accessible content on web and mobile device
Thorough working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment and Section 504)
Extensive knowledge of manual and automated quality assurance testing
Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and alone
Ability to prioritize tasks
Excellent problem solving skills,
Demonstrated ability to gather resources and information needed to understand content and options
Ability to utilize assistive technologies such as screen readers and close captioning
Knowledge of principles, concepts, methods and techniques of universal design standards
Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities