Senior Accessibility SME
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Senior Accessibility SME
Ref No.: 18-01585
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Seeking a knowledgeable and resourceful Accessibility Consultant. Our optimal candidate will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge and sensitivity to the access needs of people with disabilities, but also be able to compliment the team in ways we've yet to conceive.
Should be an Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME). 
If you can rise to this challenge, we need you! 

Key Responsibilities
  • The Accessibility Consultant is responsible for identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and other accessibility related laws.
  • This person will apply their accessibility knowledge to a wide range of the firm's digital properties including but not limited to websites, mobile applications, and documents like PDFs.
  • This team member will bring a broad range of knowledge which will compliment and strengthen an already dynamic, seasoned group of accessibility professionals. 
Key Requirements
  • Broad knowledge of accessibility barriers as well as the tools and techniques for overcoming them
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act.
  • Knowledge of International laws is a plus
  • Ability to discern accessibility issues from wireframes and story boards
  • Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices
  • Ability to analyze and employ problem-solving skills to recommend the best solution
  • Detailed knowledge of a broad range of technologies:
  • Accessibility on various platforms including Windows and MacOS
  • Mobile accessibility on various platforms including Android and IOS
  • Video and other digital media
  • PDF and other document standards
  • Hands-on knowledge of Assistive Technology (e.g screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc)
  • Familiarity with the following technologies:  HTML4/5, CSS 2/3, JavaScript Libraries
  • Ability to analyze code for accessibility issues
  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one on one, small group, or large forum environments
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders (e.g. Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc)
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and as an individual consultant
Some added pluses:
  • Knowledge of ALM, JIRA and Confluence is a plus
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies is a plus
  • Ability to leverage industry knowledge to discern future trends is a plus
  • Experience with Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research is a plus