Accessibility Engineer

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #55371 |
Posted Last Month
 

Global Health Company is seeking an Accessibility Engineer to join an ongoing contract-to-likely perm opportunty.

 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Accessibility Design team in building A11y into Product Design by:
    • helping understand how users experience products using Assistive Technology
    • participating in and contribute in Accessible Design Decisions
    • identifying how design intent affects A11y AC (Acceptance Criteria)
  • Partner with Engineering teams during development ensuring A11y AC is being met by:
    • ensuring feature functionality has A11y AC written / available
    • helping engineers understand the A11y AC.
    • answering technical how-to questions for A11y in Web, IOS & Android development.
    • helping engineers test and validate A11y AC.
  • Support 3rd-Party Audits by:
    • reviewing 3rd-Party findings, test results
    • re-test, verify reported findings if reported issue is questionable
    • create A11y user stories, defects for A11y findings

BONUS Responsibilities

  • Bring a depth of development and technical knowledge that complements and strengthens a culture beginning to apply a11y practices in design, engineering and QA.
  • Apply accessibility knowledge to a wide range of client digital properties including but not limited to responsive websites, mobile applications, hybrids and digital documents.
  • Stay up-to-date on current and existing trends in the accessibility space.
  • Partner with Design A11y, Design System teams and Engineering A11y Leads to develop, promote the adoption and integration of accessibility policies, procedures, and standards.

 

Qualifications

  • Solid experience testing with all common screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, MAC/IOS VoiceOver, TalkBack), keyboard only, and other assistive technology.
  • Ability to interpret and advise on standards, principles and techniques for meeting accessibility success criteria (including WCAG 2.0 AA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and WAI-ARIA)
  • Familiarity with Responsive Web Design and mobile apps
  • Strong understanding of supporting products in a SAFe environment specifically how current/future work is scheduled to come through planning, design, engineering and 3rd-party validation efforts
  • Knowledge of Rally, Teams, Confluence and other cooperation tools

 

Bonus Skills

  • Ability to analyze (Android, iOS, web) code and employ problem-solving skills to recommend best solution

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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