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Accessibility Specialist Job, New York, NY

Location: New York
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Accessibility Specialist job, New York, NY
 
We are looking for a knowledgeable and resourceful Accessibility Specialist in New York, NY for our Electronic Communications Accessibility Team. Naturally, we want someone who is sensitive to the electronic communications access needs people with disabilities have, but we are also looking for an individual who will complement the team in ways we haven’t even imagined. If you can explain why you’re that person, we want you!
 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES—Accessibility
• Conduct comprehensive accessibility analysis on various forms of mobile devices.
• Perform visual accessibility analysis on wireframes to identify potential barriers and violations.
• Prepare detailed reports documenting identified violations with suggested solutions, including code examples (when applicable), and based on the existing design.
• When an existing design cannot be remediated, provide interface design recommendations with firm conviction and a gentle touch, while carefully reading people so you’ll always know the right balance of each.
• “Synergize” with our exceptional accessibility team, interaction designers, developers, quality assurance and multi-media specialists to further improve information architecture, site navigation, labels, and other design elements to support mobile accessibility.
• Interface with key stakeholders from various quarters to explain electronic communication accessibility barriers in the mobile space and potential solutions in everyday language, as well as tech speak.
 
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
• 5+ years of electronic communications accessibility analysis, design and development experience in large and highly dynamic environments.
• Related mobile assistive technology knowledge and experience with VoiceOver, Talkback, Eyes Free and other integrated mobile accessibility features.
• Related assistive technology knowledge and experience with JAWS, NVDA, and/or Window Eyes screen readers.
• Solid knowledge of HTML, DHTML, ARIA, JavaScript, AJAX and .net coding techniques, as well as US ADA, Section 508, W3C Mobile Web Best Practices and WCAG 2.0 standards.
• Strong understanding of accessible user interface design practices and principles a must—better still if you can demonstrate experience relating to Internet usability/accessibility research.
• B.S. or Masters Degree in information technology, human computer interaction, or related field considered an advantage. Equivalent experience accepted.
• Extensive knowledge of electronic communication accessibility barriers, as well as strong organizational skills are both central to the position.
• Solid experience with MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel a must. Knowledge of Compliance Sheriff, Photoshop, SharePoint, Documentum (or others CMTs) and iRise (or other prototyping tools) are additionally advantageous.
• Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills required. Your ability to demonstrate success in these areas should quickly become obvious.
• Strong techniques and methods for group facilitation and consensus building are better than chocolate.
Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction is imperative.
 
If you are interested in the Accessibility Specialist job in New York, NY please apply today!
 
 

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