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- Lindsay DesRochers
With the news of COVID19 spreading, Aquent is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our employees. This includes providing technology to support video interviews, resources and support for employees to work from home successfully, and fully covered healthcare for eligible employees.
Job Title: Accessibility Specialist
Job Location: NYC (SOHO)
Salary/Pay Rate: DOE
Firm, non-negotiable: No
Duration: Temp to Perm. (6 months - 12 months, conversion if a good fit)
Our Health Care client is looking for a Sr. Accessibility Designer to join their team!
This Digital Health team is looking for a Sr. Accessibility Designer with experience working in fast-paced, startup-like environment. They believe everyone deserves good design!!
As a key member of the Design team, you will help ensure that the User Experience of our digital platform and ecosystem is built with accessibility in mind.
- Partner with product managers/owners and leadership to increase attention to the needs of our customers and community.
- Grow your skill set and knowledge base by working alongside talented and passionate teammates from diverse backgrounds.
- Coach, support and empower UX, UI and content strategists on principles of accessibility and inclusive design.
What You’ll Do
- Advise Product, Design and Engineering teams (iOS, Android and Web) to best accessibility practices and accessibility related decisions
- Collaborate with people with disabilities to learn how to remove barriers within our products
- Conduct usability studies involving people with disabilities to establish benchmarks and identify KPIs to improve products over time
- Ensure that every feature delivered through the Design organization encapsulates all the information needed to build an accessible experience by acting as a coach for UX UI Designers, Design Systems, UX Research, Engineering and Product
- Research best practices & patterns, perform competitive evaluations, build concrete solutions to problems
- Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify strategies and implement accessible solutions
- Establish and implement enterprise guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applicationsAssist in development of educational elements, focused on design needs for Content, UX / UI and Product
- Contribute to process refinement and provide A11y perspectives in design thinking
- 5+ years UX or UX Research experience
- Experience working within a large design team preferred.
- A strong understanding of the value of the "right" amount of process.
- Strong attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Excellent organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to be self-driven
- Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines
- Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508, and Affordable Care Act Section 1557
- Accessibility compliance experience
- Web / native design and/or development experience
- Experience with assistive technology such as ZoomText, JAWS, VoiceOver or NVDA screen reader
- Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
- Is considered by Fast Company to be amongst the most innovative companies
- Is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most admired companies
- Makes it their mission to guide people toward better health
- This includes altering the products they offer at retail to more health-conscious offerings!
Our client has recently made a move toward a major merger, which means this is a great time to get involved! Two big industry brands coming together.
Working here gets you into a fast-paced environment, with tons of cross-functional working relationships. You’d have exposure to a number of teams related to any project you’re working on, and we sometimes see freelancers convert to permanent employees on teams they’ve had the opportunity to interact with. This is definitely a standout opportunity!
NO ONE HAS BENEFITS LIKE AQUENT! Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things including:
Subsidized (up to 85%!) Health, Vision and Dental Benefits
Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program
Weekly Direct Deposit
Resume / Portfolio Review + Interview Prep. You'll be set-up for success!
Free Continued Learning: https://thegymnasium.com/
- Who is AQUENT? www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-n8nfytuM