Accessibility Analyst in Minneapolis, MN at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 3/16/2020

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Accessibility Analyst Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for an Accessibility Analyst. UXDesign Accessibility consultants ensure that prospects and customers (internal and external) with disabilities experience the same level of service and functionality as those without disabilities. The ideal candidate will apply existing guidelines, laws, regulations, and best practices to projects that exceed customer expectations while solving for business needs.

The Accessibility Consultant is a key stakeholder during the design, prototyping and defect analysis processes, including creating and validating accessibility user stories, evaluating prototypes, reviewing designs and wireframes, as well as creating materials to educate others about accessibility. In addition, this candidate will partner with our business lines to ensure the user experience (UX) we present to consumers is accessible and meets bank standards.

The candidate needs a good understanding of digital accessibility for the design, evaluation and remediation of defects / issues by analyzing digital products for accessibility issues. Has the potential to lead collaborations with experience architects, developers, researchers, product owners, test teams and designers to find workable solutions and to ensure specifications are clearly defined. They are familiar with manual and automated testing techniques using multiple tools. The candidate should have good communication and presentation skills along with a strong awareness of UXDesign best practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a digital accessibility consultant for the design, evaluation and remediation of defects / issues by analyzing digital products for accessibility. Collaborate with experience architects, developers, researchers, product owners, test teams and designers to find workable solutions and to ensure specifications are clearly defined
  • Review products using manual and automated techniques to ensure we design accessible products
  • Collaborate with teams to determine road maps to reach desired results
  • Assist with research and coordination of response to consumer feedback
  • Actively participate in design and testing protocols
  • Collaboratively partner with UXDesign peers (visual designers, content writers, user experience architects, researchers, prototypers, and strategists) to create world class customer experiences
  • Develop guidelines for architects, designers and developers to aid in compliance with the current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Engage in quality audits and assist with remediation roadmaps where necessary
  • Partner with business analysts, developers, accessibility consultants, testers, product owners and compliance specialists to translate requirements into experience architectures
  • Reviews artifacts and deliverables from peers to ensure they accurately represent or improve upon the layout, design and interaction patterns
  • Mentor others on the use of assistive technology from the user's perspective
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of outreach and training for designers, developers, content providers, product owners, business line representation and internal employees
  • Remain abreast of trends and developments in the area of web, application and software accessibility / inclusion
  • Formally observe user interviews and usability sessions
  • Work concurrently on multiple tasks or projects in an agile environment

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of user experience design (UXDesign) best practices, interactive design principles, guidelines, and relevant policies, including current web accessibility standards
  • Advance Knowledge of semantic HTML desired
  • Experience in the appropriate use of ARIA markup desired
  • Knowledge of JavaScript is a plus
  • Experience with JAWS, NVDA, iOS VoiceOver, and/or Android Talkback, Advanced user of these tools is preferred
  • IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) a plus
  • Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification a plus
  • Familiarity of design thinking process and framework, and familiarization with workshop and co-creations desired
  • Experience with user-centered design from concept to delivery
  • Experience working in a cross-channel environment, including desktop/laptop, mobile, devices and brick-and-mortar locations. Internal facing systems experience a plus.
  • Experience collaborating with large teams
  • Great communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.