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Accessibility Specialist

Americaneagle.com

Des Plaines, IL,UNITED STATES

Americaneagle.com wants to continue to expand its services with web accessibility and remediation specialists. We want to improve websites for all types of users and help spread inclusive concepts. As our Accessibility Specialist you will be front facing with clients to help test and validate web based user interfaces against compliance regulations such as Section 508, ADA, and AODA. From that testing, you will utilize your nuanced understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to help clients with remediation work and thorough documentation. All along, you are helping consult and create a good plan of due diligence to help improve clients' web experience.

The main focus of accessibility review at our company is around WCAG 2.1 but the larger goal is to improve site usability as a whole with a universal design mindset. At Americaneagle.com we have a strong passion for improving the web for all users and helping educate all industries and clients on the major benefits of focusing on accessibility. Industries across the board have lost the basic concepts and principals that we are wanting to foster and educate. We are looking for candidates that have the same level of advocacy and dedication. That strong sense of communication, teamwork, pride, proactivity, ownership, and organization are all keys to success at Americaneagle.com.

Americaneagle.com was recently named by Built in Chicago as one of the best places to work and to Inc.com's list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies for the past seven years.

Responsibilities:
Consultation - consult with clients on both a technical level of how to resolve issues as well as helping develop processes and content governance
Testing and Planning - work with clients to determine the testing environment, requirements, and goals. You will test systems against a mixture of automated, specific manual tests, and assistive technology tools
Reporting / Documentation - deliver results of accessibility audits and tests as well as participate in follow-up communication with clients
Protocol Development - contribute to internal processes to improve our support process for customers and end users
Remediation - utilize development and technical skills to actually go into code and documents in order to resolve accessibility barriers
Educate - help foster knowledge and growth in both internal and external communities
Requirements:
2+ years of accessibility driven work
2+ years of HTML, CSS, JavaScript experience
Strong knowledge of WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and ACT
Good communication and teamwork skills
Experience in using accessibility tools such as JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking
Experience in manual, functional and compatibility testing
Strong organization and documentation skills
Desirable Skills/Credentials:
Remediation experience for PDF and other document formats
Experience with Accessibility Management Platforms
Built or contributed to building accessibility testing tools
IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification
Department of Homeland Security Section 508 Trusted Tester Certification v5

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, 401K, and more. The Americaneagle.com office is located 2 miles north of the Rosemont CTA Station (Blue Line) and is served by Pace Bus 221. On-site parking is provided.

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