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Digital Accessibility Specialist
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Columbus, OH

Digital Accessibility Specialist
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Columbus, OH

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Description

Please contact Madeline at mtrainor@apexsystems.com for more information on this fully remote Accessibility Specialist role.

Our partner, one of the Nation's leading IT hardware, software, and solutions providers is in search of an Digital Accessibility Specialist to support their client in the Columbus, OH area.

Summary of Duties:

  • A qualified Accessibility Analyst promotes accessibility as defined by the client’s Minimum Digital Accessibility Standards
  • Ensures new software is evaluated and necessary accommodations and/or remediation are negotiated prior to purchase or implementation
  • Ensures that existing software is evaluated in a timely manner based on risk, and that proper accommodation and/or remediation efforts are planned and carried through
  • Consults with departments and vendors to evaluate their products and recommend designs and development strategies to improve the accessibility of their product
  • Ensures an appropriate audit trail is maintained for all evaluations, and that accommodation/remediation efforts are tracked and reported
  • Plans and carries out events to raise awareness of accessibility in the Offices of the CIO
  • Offers training opportunities in how to evaluate the accessibility of products, and on best practices in accessible design and coding

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4-8 years’ experience in evaluating the accessibility of software, creating accommodation and remediation plans, and assisting design and development teams in remediating accessibility issues
  • Fully experienced professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to set and meet targets.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of tools to aid in Accessibility evaluation
  • Experience working with people with Disabilities
  • Experience testing for and remediation of accessibility barriers in Web, Mobile, and Native applications
  • Understanding of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML
  • Experience using assistive technologies
  • Understanding and passion for Accessibility issues
  • Experience in regulatory compliance
  • Significant knowledge of current and emerging accessible development practices and assistive technologies
  • Fluency with disability law and regulation in the higher education context.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.


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We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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