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Digital Accessibility Lead (61423453)
Location: Toronto, ON Category: Content/Document Management
Job Type: Temporary/Contract Reference: CA_EN_6_29628_61423453
Posted: April 02,2018 Salary: N/A

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Modis, on behalf of our client is looking for a Digital Accessibility Lead
Digital Accessibility Lead (61423453)
Contract Duration: (12 months)
Location: Toronto, ON
• Planning, managing, leading, and monitoring all activities that are required to drive accessibility improvements for all new and legacy web applications using manual and automated techniques within set timelines and budget including preparation, execution, defect tracking, remediation and closure and initiating any corrective action as appropriate
• Engaging thoughtfully, collaboratively, and diplomatically with various IT and Business teams to identify the right support that is needed to drive accessibility improvement efforts
• Establishing one's self within the organization as a credible and recognized accessibility subject matter authority for implement accessible user interface experiences
• Improving development and testing practices, guidelines, and standards to ensure inclusive design and accessibility practices are adopted
• Directing, coaching, guiding and training staff with various teams (including designers, developers, testers, business analysts) on web accessibility principles, best practices, technical implementation techniques, manual and automated accessibility testing and remediation techniques and methods
• Overseeing and monitoring the performance of any assigned Web Accessibility Specialists on the team and ensuring that work is delivered according to a consistent framework and practice
• Coordinating events that would help raise awareness of digital accessibility to a diverse range of stakeholders
• Reviewing and providing input into Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Low-Value Quotations, etc. as required
• Evaluate potential solutions the client is procuring and provide input as a subject matter expert
• Reviewing and providing comments on BRDs, Functional and Technical Design documents, and Web Application User Interface Standards documentation with an accessibility lens
• Producing Accessibility Defect Reports. Test Progress Reports, and Test Completion Report including presenting to and obtaining sign-off from the key stakeholders
• Executing accessibility testing activities including and recording test results if and when required
• Facilitating accessibility defect triage and resolution meetings with all key stakeholders
Required Qualifications/Experience
• 5+ years' demonstrated leadership and hands-on experience managing, coordinating and driving accessibility improvements to legacy and new web applications and related digital content within large organizations
• 5+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience using front-end development technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Bootstrap, Angular) to build mobile responsive web applications using agile methods that conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA including understanding technology limitations and constraints
• 5+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience conducting web accessibility testing against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA success criteria using assistive technologies and testing tools (NVDA, VoiceOver, JAWS, WebAIM Wave, Nu HTML, Colour Contrast Analyzers, aChecker, Tenon, WorldSpace)
• 3+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience leveraging inclusive design techniques to identify and remove barriers by design to ensure a positive user experience for all users
• 2+ years' demonstrated, hands-on experience actively working with people with a diverse range of abilities within organization and/or in the community
• Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to all levels of staff
• Excellent knowledge and awareness of disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities
• Excellent ability to coach, mentor, and train business and technical teams on digital accessibility processes, best practices, and tools
• Proficiency with Windows 10, Mobile OS (iOS, Android), MS Office 2013+ applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), SDLC Tools (such as JIRA, GitHub, MS TFS, HPE ALM), Accessibility Testing Tools, Adobe Acrobat Pro
• IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) or an equivalent credential is a definite asset.
Please note that Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Your resume will not be forwarded to any of our clients without your explicit permission. We thank all applicants, but only suitable applicants with the above qualifications clearly identified in their resumes will be contacted. Modis Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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