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Senior Accessibility Specialist I

Job Req: 3942
Community: Product
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2024
Remote Type: Remote

Job Description

Senior Accessibility Specialist

Remote - Colombia 

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

The Opportunity:

Anthology delivers education and technology solutions so that students can reach their full potential and learning institutions thrive. Our mission is to empower educators and institutions with meaningful innovation that’s simple and intelligent, inspiring student success and institutional growth.
 
The Power of Together is built on having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of our hiring practices and who we are as a company.

 

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.

 

At Anthology, we are always looking for ways to innovate with accessibility. We believe that when products are designed with accessibility in mind from the start, they will benefit the most people. We are seeking a Senior Accessibility Specialist to join a group of passionate people helping advance accessibility across our growing array of educational technology products.

 

As a Senior Accessibility Specialist at Anthology, you will play a collaborative part in educating and mentoring product teams to implement accessibility across a portfolio of products. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated level of empathy and understanding of disability culture. They will have experience with assistive technology, be strong problem solvers, effective communicators, and engaging trainers. They will be able to promote accessibility in ways that garner empathy and inspire action.

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Applying knowledge of disabilities to provide insights into ways to improve usability and accessibility of our products
  • Mentoring and educating team members on accessibility and usability best practices through conversations, training, and resources
  • Designing and delivering training around disability, accessibility, how to apply standards, how to use accessibility tools, and other topics as needed
  • Creating and maintaining accessibility documentation and resources
  • Collaborating with engineers, designers, and product managers to address accessibility issues
  • Strategizing innovative ways to continue advancing accessibility initiatives
  • Collaborating with the accessibility team to iterate on internal processes
  • Using a combination of screen readers, automated testing tools, and manual testing processes to test products for conformance with accessibility standards and create accessibility conformance reports as necessary

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in creating engaging training with measurable results
  • Experience with screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver) and assistive technology (e.g., ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc.).
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and laws including WCAG, Section 508, and EN 301 549
  • Knowledge of ARIA and HTML
  • Experience with automated accessibility testing tools (AXE, WAVE, ARC, etc.)
  • Understanding of different product development processes and Agile methods
  • Knowledge of inclusive design and Universal Design for Learning
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of professional experience with accessibility
  • Accessibility certifications (e.g., IAAP WAS)
  • Knowledge of coding languages such as React, Angular, and/or JavaScript
  • Knowledge of change management principles and strategies
  • Experience with project tracking systems like AD                  

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   

 

Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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