Our Public-Sector Client in Toronto, ON is looking to hire a Web Accessibility Specialist for a 12-month contract role with high possibility of extension.
As a Web Accessibility Specialist, responsible for making accessibility improvements to legacy and new web applications and related digital content within large organizations.
- 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+ 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)
- 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
- 2+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience working with people with a diverse range of abilities Technical Abilities:
- IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) or equivalent credentials is an asset
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to all levels of staff
- Excellent knowledge and awareness of disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities
- Excellent ability to coach, mentor, and train business and technical teams on digital accessibility processes, best practices, and tools
- 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.
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