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Accessibility Specialist

Management Concepts

Tysons Corner, VA,US

We are seeking a creative Accessibility Specialist to join our growing team!



In this role, you will help streamline our existing design and accessibility procedures, advise our internal corps of content creators, remediate various files for Section 508 and/or ADA compliance using a variety of tools, and identify cost-effective solutions to address accessibility needs. You must be able to think analytically, while driving cultural change through cross-functional teams, and be accountable for meeting both business and creative goals. This can be a fast-paced, dynamic environment – you must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of demanding assignments without a degradation of work quality.This role can be full or part-time.



Qualifications

2+ years in an education, editor, quality assurance, consultant, or business analyst role

Familiarity with Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.+, and ADA provisions and their related application to policy, products and services

Experience with assistive technology (i.e., JAWS, NVDA, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, ZoomText, CommonLook PDF, etc.)

Proficient knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.)

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements

Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with coworkers and customers at all levels

Excellent written communications skills with solid technical writing abilities

Exceptional customer service skills, with a collaborative approach to problem solving

Ability to effectively utilize available tools and resources to resolve issues

Ability to identify / define viable technology solutions delivering required business capabilities

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Bachelor’s or master’s degree


Responsibilities

Remediate various files to Section 508 compliance standards

Evaluate current processes and workflows and identify solutions that will improve efficiency.

Develop short- and long-term strategies to address accessibility requirements for emerging digital platforms.

Keep stakeholders in different parts of the organization informed of accessibility concerns that they need to understand

Identify essential tools and skills for designers and testers



Certificates, licenses, registration

Ability to obtain government security clearance

U.S. Citizens / Green Card Holders only due to government or federal requirement





Bonus Points

DHS Trusted Tester certification

Familiarity with instructional design principles (i.e., scaffolding, ADDIE, SAM, etc.)

Familiarity with eLearning platforms (i.e., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Learning Management Systems, etc.)

Familiarity with Content Management Systems (i.e., Xyleme)

Experience in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, WAI ARIA, the application of WCAG 2.x AA requirements across multiple platforms, and the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers, magnification, and read-aloud tools

Background in computer science, information technology, human factors, user experience design, graphic design, or related fields of study

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