JOB

Digital Accessibility Specialist

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Australian Capital Territory

Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level

Senior

Employment Type

Contract

Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$115 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

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.

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

Contract Extensions

Two x 12 month extension options