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Senior Accessibility Specialist

General Information

Ref #:

20220025161

Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time

Location:

Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Cleburne - Texas - United States, Irvine - California - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, San Francisco - California - United States, Santa Ana - California - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications

Description

As a Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will collaborate directly with product, design, and engineering to create fully accessible products. You are accomplished in auditing systems using available tools to find accessibility issues, recommend solutions for violations found, and have the experience and expertise to expand web accessibility knowledge and practices within the product team. You will socialize, administer and continuously support our accessibility strategy and implementation aspiring to deliver inclusive products for our users. You’ll have an influential role in championing accessibility across the organization.

• Directly support product teams by integrating Accessibility into every phase of the product development lifecycle
• Create clearly defined standards, methods, and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the usability of products with assistive technologies and collaborate with engineers to identify, reproduce, prioritize, and document defects
• Provide training to staff to ensure they understand the importance of accessibility and ways to incorporate best practices into product delivery
• Assist product teams to create and maintain product Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for multiple web products
• Measure quality and consistency standards through metrics to drive continuous improvement
• Evaluate, select, and implement in collaboration with multiple product teams, accessibility validation tools to further enable speed of feature delivery
• Partner with members of our Product teams to ensure proper accessibility representation and communication to customers and partners

Qualifications

• 5+ years of experience with accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG, WAI-ARIA) and assessing digital materials (Interfaces, PDFs, etc.) to meet standards
• 5+ years of experience developing, designing or maintaining desktop, mobile and responsive web applications with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery)
• Proven ability to identify and put into action creative approaches to accessibility challenges and problems
• Deep knowledge of WCAG 2.1, Section 508, and VPATs
• Expert with screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver and assistive technology like ZoomText or Dragon. Expert using various automated testing tools like Axe, WAVE, Lighthouse, etc.
• Demonstrated familiarity with WAI-ARIA and HTML/CSS semantics and tagging
• Experience conducting system analysis; planning, designing, analyzing, testing, and implementing accessibility solutions.
• Ability to understand and explain technical issues and their implications for projects and business decisions, facilitate discussion and resolution of problems, and mentor other product associates
• IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) is a plus

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Company Overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.

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