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Sr Accessibility Specialist I (US Remote)

Elsevier

Home Based,USA

Would you like to empower librarians, researchers, scientists, and students with user-friendly and accessible tools and products?


Are you ready to help us further drive our Digital Accessibility initiatives?


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.


Responsibilities


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.

Requirements


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 organization. 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:
- Health Benefits: Comprehensive, multi-carrier program for medical, dental and vision benefits
- Retirement Benefits: 401(k) with match and an Employee Share Purchase Plan
- Wellbeing: Wellness platform with incentives, Headspace app subscription, Employee Assistance and Time-off Programs
- Short-and-Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
- Family Benefits, including bonding and family care leaves, adoption and surrogacy benefits
- Health Savings, Health Care, Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
- Up to two days of paid leave each to participate in Employee Resource Groups and to volunteer with your charity of choice


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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