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Web Accessibility Tester

Mission:

The Web Accessibility Specialist is responsible for identifying issues through quality assurance testing and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility challenges based on the WCAG 2.1 Level AA standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility-related laws. It contributes to efforts aimed at delivering audit on websites and remediation by conducting quality assurance evaluations.

Outcomes:

  • Perform regular accessibility audits of websites and remediation.
  • Work with vendors to implement accessibility features for web applications and software.
  • Troubleshoot, evaluate, and recommend assistive software and hardware.
  • Establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, IT software systems, and online materials.

Expected Qualification and Experience:

  • List of minimum qualification and experience
    1. Ability to train and coach colleagues on various accessibility topics
    2. Ability to promote and share the importance of accessibility
    3. Understand the overlap between user experience and accessibility
    4. Ability to analyze (Android, iOS, web) code and employ problem-solving skills to recommend the best solution
    5. Knowledge of mobile accessibility best practices on Android and iOS
    6. Experience in Content Management Systems (would be an asset)
  • List of desirable qualification and experience
    1. In-depth knowledge of accessibility standards: Level A, AA, and AAA conformance of WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, ADA, and Section 508 compliance
    2. Perform Section 508 Compliance with Accessibility Life Cycle and Accessibility Best Practices Library
    3. Experience in guiding and writing Test Plans, Test Cases, Test scenarios for 508 Technical Standards, and Sub Technical Standards as per Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
    4. Testing and defect tracking Tools: WAI-ARIA, NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver
    5. Presentation Software: Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat Professional (PDF), etc
    6. Internet Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
    7. Knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ajax)
    8. Experience in manual, functional, and compatibility testing

Expected Profile:

  • Listing out his/her responsibilities in detail:
  1. Conduct quality assurance evaluations for the websites to ensure the compliance of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  2. Conduct both automated and manual audits of a representative sampling to ensure the websites are with compliance of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  3. Establish communication and monitor implementation of corrective actions.
  4. Suggest necessary support procedures and training documentation.
  5. Develop and maintain standard templates for testing applications for WCAG compliance.
  6. Create and execute WCAG test plans and test scenarios.
  7. Record problems/defects identified during testing. Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team. Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results.
  8. May create/maintain automated test scripts.
  • List out the boundaries in the responsibility
  1. Will be responsible for all the assigned project in eBooks services and not for accessibility services.

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