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Sr Accessibility Specialist I


Remote/Hybrid,UK OR EU

Location: Flexible - Home-based, hybrid or on-site within UK/EU
Would you like to empower librarians, researchers, scientists, and students with user-friendly and accessible tools?

Are you ready for the next step in your UX career?

About our Team

At Elsevier, we help our communities accelerate knowledge for a better world by helping to establish, discover and advance knowledge. Our team is comprised of experts in digital accessibility and user experience. We help design and test digital experiences so they can be used by everyone, including people with disabilities. Our team’s work spans over 20 years across more than 200 products/apps with a global user population. We are a growing team with a culture of collaboration, generously sharing and receiving accessibility knowledge inside and outside our company. We are passionate about designing experiences which delight end users and exceed the minimum standards.

About the Role

The Senior Accessibility Specialist conducts expert reviews of websites, mobile apps, and digital content to ensure accessibility. They deliver detailed lists and Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs). Using their expertise in WCAG, they guide designers and developers towards compliance including testing and validation of fixes. They apply their knowledge of user experience best practices and how people use assistive technology, to create better user experiences and identify opportunities for innovation.


• Producing the required technical documentation (VPATs) and squad coaching to support the eBook and eCommerce products covered under the European Accessibility Act
• Maintaining a consistent schedule of VPATs/Audits to be completed once every 1-2 weeks and sharing with the relevant product partners
• Authoring product accessibility statements
• Partnering with teams to include people with disabilities in the design and testing of our products
• Supporting dozens of teams through technical coaching, testing, and sign-off in achieving and sustaining compliance.
• Keeping up to date with emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in UX and accessibility
• Assisting customers and sales teams in resolving accessibility issues with products.


• Have experience in an accessibility specialist role supporting digital websites, apps, and content
• Have experience authoring over 10 Accessibility Conformance Reports/ VPATs
• Have experience testing websites and native apps with screen readers, screen magnifiers, and other assistive technologies
• Demonstrate advanced knowledge of WCAG 2.1 success criteria and techniques.
• Demonstrate knowledge troubleshooting accessibility problems on websites and mobile applications
• Demonstrate understanding of how people with disabilities use assistive technology
• Be comfortable working on multiple projects and with multiple team members concurrently

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. We offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

• Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working for you

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:

• Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days
• Health screening, eye care vouchers and private medical benefits
• Wellbeing programs
• Life assurance
• Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme
• Save As You Earn share option scheme
• Travel Season ticket loan
• Electric Vehicle Scheme
• Optional Dental Insurance
• Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children
• RECARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you
• Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer
• Access to extensive learning and development resources
• Access to employee discounts scheme via Perks at Work

About the Business

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.

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