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Accessibility Analyst II

The College Board

Reston, VA,US

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for an Accessibility Analyst II. This position is based in our Reston VA office, New York City office, or via remote work arrangement.

About the role

The Accessibility Analyst II will primarily be to initiate and collaborate with internal stakeholder to conduct website and digital accessibility quality checks of College Board Programs and services to support the organization’s goal of Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities. It will be incumbent upon the individual to ensure adherence to Accessibility and its tenants as related to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 standard set, as well as to maintain a working knowledge of the evolution of these standards. It will be necessary to effectively communicate to stakeholders, both internal and external to ACO, and work autonomously to support this role. Role will also support internal training efforts through the identification and development of training topics that support a mature organization in the evolution of Accessibility.

Responsibilities of the role

Develop and foster foundational understanding of the most common Accessibility Standards and Laws.

Understand how these laws apply to the products and services of the College Board.

Test & Validate College Board experience user interfaces, both internal and external, using leading Accessibility tools, assistive technologies, while ensuring compliance to all applicable accessibility regulations.

Produce complete and reliable audit documents for both static and dynamic web properties, applications, and mobile experiences.

Produce complaint code examples and prototypes to communicate to the business and development stakeholders to show proper remediation and guide towards efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Become familiar and proficient at managing Audits through the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) as the primary auditing and report repository tool.

Communicate and deliver test results to clients while ensuring a focus on remediation.

Support the Accessibility Compliance Office in the determination and development of necessary training materials to maintain a mature organizational approach to Accessibility.

Develop & foster Customer relationships related to the work performed and ensure a commitment to Accessibility within the related teams.

Effectively use leading assistive technologies to evaluate and resolve complaint management issues.

Qualifications needed for the role:

BS Degree in Computer Science, Psychology, or related field/equivalent experience required.

3-5 years of prior work experience in the field of Accessibility.

Working knowledge of leading Assistive Technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon, etc.

Strong understanding of HTML/CSS and how to build web pages.

Working knowledge of the fundamentals of JavaScript.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationship.

Demonstrated knowledge of Accessibility Standards and Laws, domestic and international – with the ability to apply them to design patterns.

Demonstrated proficiency at written and oral communication to support relationship building.

Ability to manage multiple projects at once effectively and efficiently.

Working knowledge of VPAT development and maintenance.

Ability to autonomously conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Strong consultative skills.

Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail .

Demonstrated proficiency at problem solving and adaptive reasoning.

Lifelong Learner – what is learned today will be obsolete tomorrow; Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning.

Preferred skills for the role:

Responsible – assume ownership of all aspects including delivering value via outcomes and continuous improvement.

Methodical – manages efforts with purpose and approach to ensure delivery of quality guidance for Accessibility Remediation.

Disciplined – manage work according to plan; variables are isolated and controlled with an effective planning approach.

Innovative – employ creativity to devise effective and efficient testing strategies .

Demonstrated critical thinking – including abilities in analysis and problem-solving.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Effective team player with a focus on collaboration.

Passion – An affinity towards recognizing the need for the work of Accessibility and the positive value it provides and the part you can play in that.

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