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ADA Tester (AudioEye Digital Accessibility Platform)

Scientific Systems & Software International

Baltimore, MD,US


Contract Background

The candidate will be responsible for reviewing the federally funded Unemployment Insurance BEACON application to ensure that it is compliant as provided by Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. The candidate will provide accessibility services to conduct full website and mobile accessibility assessments conforming to Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines and document test results. The candidate will deliver testing results, and will assist in technical and remediation guidance to the BEACON developers.
Description of Work:

Duties / Responsibilities

The ADA Tester will provide software testing by executing test plans and test scripts per requirements.
Create and execute 508 test plans and test scenarios of new and existing applications.
Peer review and analyze technical and/or functional specifications. Develop test cases and procedures to verify application functionality.
Conduct in-depth Section 508 assessments via manual reviews and using automated test tools and assistive technologies (i.e., JAWS, WAVE, Windows-Eyes, AMP, etc.)
Test for Section 508 compliance using software like JAWS, WAVE, Windows-Eyes, AMP, etc.
Verify compliance with 508 accessibility standards
Record problems/defects identified during testing. Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team. Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results
Identify and suggest potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the WCAG 2.0 standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility related laws.
508 Remediation of a variety of Document Types - HTML, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF

Basic Qualifications:

Must have four (4) years of experience in computer software development
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Must be a team player, well organized and efficient with excellent judgment and decision-making skills
Ability to prepare test plans and subsequent reports on the applications reviewed
Display technical competence and strong organizational skills while multitasking
Ability to design the overall project test plan and master test schedule for the project
Be able to document the problem and suggested change and/or improvement within the existing problem tracking software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must have at least four (4) years of direct software testing experience
(integration and acceptance)
Must have 2+ years’ experience with assistive technologies like JAWS, WAVE, Windows-Eyes, AMP, etc. to ensure conformance to Section 508 accessibility standards.
Have a thorough understanding of Section 508 compliance requirements and testing procedures, tools and software.
Must have hands-on experience with SQL and bug tracking tool.
Must have hands-on writing SQL statements for Database validation/ testing. Experience working in current versions of SQL and the ability to write queries and navigate database tables

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