Jobs/Digital Accessibility Specialist


Digital Accessibility Specialist



Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$115 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


We are looking for a Digital Accessibility Specialist that can:

  • Create an accessibility strategy for Digital Solutions Division (DSD)
  • Help in the creation of supporting material for inclusive best practices and checklists to test designs • Inform tools and processes that lead to accessible products that meet user needs
  • Can advocate for inclusive practices and help teams design and deliver accessible services that work for all users.



The role will work with other subject matter experts and delivery teams to help build accessibility capability. By understanding the User Experience and requirements of people with disability, the Digital Accessibility Specialist will contribute specialist insight to application design teams throughout the department.

There will also be a significant body of work in:

  • Defining the accessibility standards and methodology for assessments
  • Assessing components and patterns for WCAG 2.1 AA compliance and best practices
  • working with developers to suggest code improvements
  • utline a strategy for incorporating accessibility into the automated testing process

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in creating and maintain design system components and patterns to ensure they are accessible and experience with creating accessibility checklists for components and patterns
  • An understanding of other design disciplines, interaction design, visual design and information architecture and how accessibility works in parallel
  • Detailed knowledge of the WCAG criteria and accessibility best practices, in the context of application design
  • Effective collaborative skills to work with different business partners, UX designers, visual designers and developers
  • Experience as a Digital Accessibility Specialist or similar, with skills in html coding and assessment

Desired Criteria

  • Experience in conducting user research and usability testing activities with people that have a disability
  • Experience in automated testing and the inclusion of WCAG 2.0 AA compliance testing

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


Two x 12 month extension options

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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