Accessibility Engineer

Woonsocket, Rhode Island | Freelance | Job ID #57401 |
Posted Last Month
 

Our client in the greater Boston area is looking for an Accessibility Engineer. As a key member of the Design team, you will help ensure that the User Experience of our digital platform and ecosystem is built with accessibility in mind. Partner with product managers/owners and leadership to increase attention to the needs of our customers and community.

Responsibilities: 

  • Advise Product, Design and Engineering teams (iOS, Android and Web) to best accessibility practices and accessibility related decisions
  • Collaborate with people with disabilities to learn how to remove barriers within our products
  • Conduct usability studies involving people with disabilities to establish benchmarks and identify KPIs to improve products over time
  • Ensure that every feature delivered through the Design organization encapsulates all the information needed to build an accessible experience by acting as a coach for UX UI Designers, Design Systems, UX Research, Engineering and Product
  • Research best practices & patterns, perform competitive evaluations, build concrete solutions to problems
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify strategies and implement accessible solutions
  • Establish and implement enterprise guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applications
  • Assist in development of educational elements, focused on design needs for Content, UX / UI and Product

Requirements:

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Experience working within a large design team preferred.
  • Knowledge of disability law
  • Accessibility compliance experience
  • Web/mobile design and/or development experience
  • A strong understanding of the value of the "right" amount of process.
  • Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines

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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