Digital Accessibility Specialist

Digital Accessibility Specialist

Job Title: Digital Accessibility Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-03-10
Reference: V-38748
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 11, 2021 16:45

Job Description

Seeking a Digital Accessibility Specialist  

The Role:

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

• Outline a strategy for incorporating accessibility into the automated testing process

Skills and Experience Required
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
Desirable 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
Location and Contract Term:

Sydney or Canberra Based –3 Months Contract with 2 x 12 Months contract extension options

Security Requirements:

Must be an Australian Citizen. Ability to obtain baseline clearance

How to Apply:

Applications close 17 March 2021

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information.