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508 Accessibility Compliance Writer

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One of our very well known not-for-profit research and development organizations is seeking a 508 Accessibility Compliance Writer to join their McLean, VA office. Strong candidates will be natural leaders with the proven ability to support the development and delivery of accessible (Section 508) products and tools (documents, web collections, applications, etc.) both internally and externally. If you were a writer or worked within editorial, you may be a great fit for this role. The client is in need of a strong writer, someone who can write policies and procedures.


Ideally, the candidate would have deep experience in support and creation of accessibly compliant products to include the following:


  • Review and contribute to compliance remediation based on project requirements.

  • Review and advise on accessibility compliance of project deliverables (including documents, web collections, applications, etc.).

  • Evaluate and advise on accessibility of public-facing channels and products.

  • Develop standardized checklists of accessibility compliance activities and deliverables to be used during project lifecycle.

  • Provide technical support related to accessibility compliance and assistive technology issues.

  • Prepare and review 508 compliance reports, as required. Prepare for evolved regulations and performance criteria for 508 Refresh and WCAG 2.0.

  • Stay current and advise on changes in standards and assistive technologies.

  • Conduct accessibility compliance testing using automated and manual methods.

  • Provide technical writing expertise and document review as needed.

  • Establish and maintain quality standards for all testing activities, test reports, and other artifacts.

  • Develop overarching plan for company’s approach to accessibility compliance; serve as “go to” person for clear and consistent process that ensures deliverables achieve compliance with all applicable accessibility standards.
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