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UXDesign Accessibility consultant
St. Louis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on October 21, 2021
Job Id #50794 Posted September 22, 2021

Description:
  • 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 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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Use Deque Systems' tools (DevTools, Auditor, Monitor, University, etc.) and automated and manual accessibility testing techniques (defect logging) to test Spanish-language artifacts. (Spanish language skills are required.)
  • 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
  • It is the individual responsibility of every employee to maintain a current awareness and understanding of and to fully comply with U.S. Bancorp’s “Code of Ethics"
  •  Each employee is expected to maintain an awareness of the laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures that are appropriate for his/her position.
Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience of ARIA markup, knowledge of JavaScript and semantic HTML
  • Experience with JAWS, NVDA, iOS VoiceOver, and/or Android Talkback, Advanced user of these tools is preferred
  • Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification a plus
  • IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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