Digital Accessibility Designer

Greater London Permanent £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum

My client is looking for a Digital Accessibility Designer, where you will lead the design of inclusive software, ensuring accessibility and universal design principles are built into the products, from concept through to implementation.

The role:

  • Participate across the clients design process – Discovery, Research, Concept, Design, Test and Measure, ensuring accessibility centric designs are implemented catering to a diverse range of vulnerable customer needs
  • Support your colleagues to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to create online products that meet level AA of WCAG as a minimum
  • Participate in early design reviews and providing guidance on Accessibility
  • Create Accessibility specifications for the Mobile App and the online Brochureware, which are consumed by the engineering team. accessible using key board only commands
  • Help connect Product and Content Designers as well as Engineers, so that the whole team works together to find solutions to create the best digital experience to all.
  • Support with running drop-in sessions and training delivering quality feedback on the remediation of all guideline breaches and overall accessibility of the digital product
  • Collaborate with Researchers to ensure that we include disabled participants in the research sessions
  • Advocate for Digital Accessibility, helping drive cultural shifts in ensuring Accessibility is considered at every part of the design & delivery process
  • Accountable for upskilling and training colleagues on accessibility standards

You need to have:

  • Ability to conduct accessibility audits against WCAG 2.1 guidelines
  • Experience with digital accessibility tech, design solutions, and policy
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams using agile methodologies
  • Understanding of WCAG 2.1 AAA guidelines and ARIA techniques
  • Experience (and appetite to learn) using and testing with assistive technologies (incl VoiceOver, Browser extensions, JAWS and NVDA)
  • Experience of creating technical and business documentation relating to accessibility and digital inclusion
  • Experience of working at a code level and/or with developers to address issues in CSS/HTML
  • Experience in supporting teams to develop roadmaps to address accessibility issues
  • A portfolio of inclusive research and design practice, covering different platforms and services
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic

Please note: this is a fully remote role, but you will be required to attend the head office in London twice a month.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2208-258156
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 13/08/2022
Job Industries: Design Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Permanent

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