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Accessibility Lead

Kaplan

New York, NY,USA

Job description

At Kaplan Test Prep (KTP), we’ve built a modern learning platform called Atom using microservices architecture in Amazon Web Services. Atom helps Kaplan learners achieve their learning goals - higher test scores in test prep or passing license-based exams with confidence. We use research and learning sciences to deliver optimized learning experiences, with high-quality educational content. We are organized as agile, full-stack teams around thematic goals as opposed to organizing around technology skills. Atom has seen significant adoption at KTP in the last couple of years and we are growing the team! Atom is at the core of transforming KTP into a platform company and expand into new ways of learning. This transformation requires building a world class team and that is where you come in. If you are rockstar front-end engineer, looking to do great work and learn from some very talented engineers in ed tech, please read on.

The Accessibility Lead serves as Kaplan Test Prep’s lead

accessibility engineer and evangelist, working with engineering, product and executive teams across the organization to maximize the opportunity for students with disabilities to participate fully in Kaplan Test Prep’s digital products. This role is primarily a strong front end engineer with deep expertise in Accessibility.

Responsibilities

Be recognized across the organization as a go to accessibility engineer and evangelist

Work with the product and engineering teams to develop accessible-from-inception products and services across multiple platforms and to drive accessibility improvements for legacy content and systems

Coordinate and standardize accessibility across Kaplan Test Prep businesses

Audit Kaplan Test Prep’s products for accessibility

Work with our customer services organization to identify and deliver accessibility solutions to students

Provide and/or coordinate accessibility training for engineers, product team and customer service personnel

Prepare VPAT forms with Legal Councils

Standardize accessibility best practices

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Passion for technology and user experience

Strong front end development skills with experience in JS frameworks, CSS, HTML

Experience with accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0 and accessibility audits

Experience with standards compliant front end web development, accessible web development, WAI-ARIA, Canvas, SVG, agile, screen readers (JAWS, Voiceover, NVDA, WindowEyes), screen magnifiers (ZoomText, MAGic), AngularJS, ReactJS, HTML5, CSS, XML, MathML, Daisy, and ePub3

Strong cross group collaboration skills and ability to build relationships with and evangelize to multiple stakeholders, including engineers and nontechnical executives

Strong problem solving capabilities

Selfstarter with positive attitude and excellent communication skills

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