Web Accessibility Specialist

Toronto, ON

Posted: 01/25/2019 Category: Developer/Programmer Analyst Job Number: 13621

Position: Web Accessibility  Specialist

Duration: 12  months to start

Location:  Downtown Toronto

 

Qualifications

It is important that the services be undertaken by Web Accessibility Specialists who can demonstrate specific knowledge of and experience in performing similar work for projects of a comparable nature, size and scope, as detailed below.

Experience and Qualifications:
  1. 3+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience making accessibility improvements to legacy and new web applications and related digital content within large organizations
  2. 3+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience using front-end development technologies (HTML5, CCS3, JQuery, Bootstrap, Angular) to build mobile responsive web applications using agile methods that conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA including understanding technology limitations and constraints
  3. 3+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience conducting web accessibility testing against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA success criteria using assistive technologies and testing tools (NVDA, VoiceOver, JAWS, WebAIM Wave, Nu HTML, Colour Contrast Analyzers, aChecker, Tenon, WorldSpace)
  4. 3+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience leveraging inclusive design techniques to identify and remove barriers by design to ensure a positive user experience for all users
  5. 2+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience working with people with a diverse range of abilities

Technical Abilities:
  1. Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to all levels of staff
  2. Excellent knowledge and awareness of disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities
  3. Excellent ability to coach, mentor, and train business and technical teams on digital accessibility processes, best practices, and tools
  4. Proficiency with Windows 10, Mobile OS (iOS, Android), MS Office 2013+ applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), SDLC Tools (JIRA, GitHub, MS TFS, HPE ALM), Accessibility Testing Tools, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  5. IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) or an equivalent credential is a definite asset.

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