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Accessibility Specialist

Federal Reserve Board

Washington, DC,US

Position Description

As a member of the Public Information Outreach Program, the Accessibility Specialist provides Board staff and contractors (e.g., writers, editors, content contributors) with a facility to request information and assistance in complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Applying an explicit knowledge of the accessibility requirements relevant to the Board, ensures that web applications and content conform to current Section 508 accessibility requirements. Consults with staff charged with meeting Section 508 accessibility requirements for content and applications posted on the Board’s public website (PubWeb).

Position Requirements

Must have proficient understanding of the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and how they apply to federal agency business operations and processes. Demonstrated experience with assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, accessibility validation tools), HTML coding, CSS (stylesheets), and software (e.g., Dreamweaver, Javascript, PDF), as well as file and media formats. Knowledge level is typically achieved through completion of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in web development/design, graphic design, or the computer sciences, or acquired through extensive work-related experience. Requires two years of specialized experience organizing and supporting the implementation of Section 508. Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills, customer service orientation, and the ability to solve customer problems in a timely manner a must. Knowledge of XML and experience using a content management system is highly desirable.

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