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Accessibility Developer

Promet Source

Chicago,UNITED STATES

Promet Source, a Chicago based web and mobile application development company, is looking to hire a Full Time Accessibility Developer to create, guide and support the accessibility of responsive web projects, mobile applications, and our growing base of products. This role will work closely with business analysts, project managers, other developers, and project owners to evaluate websites and applications for accessibility, guide accessible design and development, and assist with the remediation of accessibility issues. We provide a fun, supportive environment with tons of opportunities for learning.

We are a technology firm that delivers web and mobile development solutions and provides ongoing support. Our clients include many Higher Education institutions, high volume eCommerce applications as well as startups. As a leading technology provider of web services, we focus on complex web development, Open Source CMS support and iOS mobile applications. We are dedicated to open source software solutions by providing managed services for Drupal-based websites, products, and applications.

We are looking for an experienced full time Drupal Web Developer with great organizational and interpersonal skills who strives for code excellence.

Duties and responsibilities:

Drupal Developer experience
Designing and implementing new features and functionality
Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin
Developing creative ways to address web accessibility issues
Working with diverse teams to develop accessibility plans
Creating accessibility goals into well thought-out, actionable design, development and training projects
Accessibility Expert
Evaluating existing and new sites, platforms, and mobile applications against W3C WCAG 2.1 level AA accessibility guidelines, using manual testing, automated tools and assistive technologies.
Writing detailed findings to document identified issues and recommend potential solutions and best practices for remediation of accessibility violations.
Assisting with web and mobile accessibility and user testing of digital products.
Developing and delivering informative, useful, and high-quality outreach presentations and training workshops.
Remediating accessibility issues in Drupal and other websites and applications.


Requirements and qualifications

Strong developer:

Strong Drupal and PHP skills
Strong knowledge of HTML
Strong knowledge of CSS
Strong knowledge of responsive front-end
Knowledge of preprocess CSS (SASS / LESS)
Good knowledge of JavaScript
Version Control GIT
Good communication skills
Willingness to learn
Knowledge of WordPress a plus!


Accessibility Experience:

Demonstrated knowledge of web and mobile accessibility, including WCAG 2.1 and WAI-ARIA guidelines
Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technologies, including screen reader software (JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA).
Experience in remediating accessibility issues in websites and applications (both desktop and mobile), electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and multimedia (video).
Experience performing manual and automated web accessibility evaluations and creating a written report, including recommendations for remediation.
Demonstrated knowledge of disability law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of universal design standards.
Bonus:

Contributions to Open Source
Experience with ticketing systems (Jira, Redmine ...)
Promet Offers:

Competitive base salary
Great benefits
Paid Time Off
Ability for Upward Mobility
Fun and Challenging work environment
Office socials, events, and lunches
Fast growing technology company
Casual office setting


Job Details:

Location: Chicago, IL or remote
Travel: Minimal travel

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