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Senior Specialist Digital Accessibility

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 03/28/2024 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: BP982383327

Job Description

Senior Specialist of Digital Accessibility needed for contract position at a prominent higher education institution in Houston, TX. Apply today to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
 
WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY?
  • 6-month CONTRACT
  • ONSITE work at our client location in Houston, TX 
  • $51 - $55 / hour with some flexibility based on skills and experience 
  • Work with the best and brightest minds in their field
 
DO YOU ALIGN WITH THESE KEY QUALIFICATIONS?
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, assistive technology, education or related field required
  • 4 years of experience using accessible/assistive devices, software, apps, on-line services, and web/mobile applications, assistive listening devices, and creating electronic text and alternative formats 
  • 2 years of experience using automated accessibility testing tools and interpreting/prioritizing results 
  • Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification
  • Knowledge of W3c Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
  • Knowledge of American with Disabilities Act as amended 2008, Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Proficient in conducting manual accessibility testing of websites, mobile applications and digital products using assistive technologies such as screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver
  • Experience with MS Office Programs and Information Management Systems
  • Valid Texas Driver License
 
WHAT WILL YOUR SUCCESS LOOK LIKE? 
As the Senior Specialist of Digital Accessibility you will oversee digital accessibility initiatives, which encompass evaluating hardware and software procurement requests and contracts for ADA compliance language (VPATs), conducting site tests and audits, and aiding in resolving content issues while enforcing compliance standards.
 
WHAT WILL YOU DO?   
  • Develop and maintain a system for identifying accessibility non-compliance across multiple campuses, coordinating remediation efforts for systems and websites.
  • Create guidelines and templates to ensure content owners and developers comply with the latest WCAG standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address accessibility considerations in contract negotiations and vendor selection processes.
  • Review vendor products for accessibility compliance using VPATs or similar documentation.
  • Manage databases to track digital content audits, accessibility solutions, and deliverable timelines.
  • Provide expertise and training on digital accessibility principles, conduct audits, and oversee remediation efforts to ensure compliance with laws and institutional policies. 
 
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you have a background that aligns with the Senior Specialist of Digital Accessibility description and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, apply below NOW!  
 
As an equal-opportunity employer, we value our employees and foster an environment of respect, integrity, and trust in every aspect of employment. However you identify and whatever your background, we encourage you to apply today. 
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