Senior Digital Accessibility Specialist

Posted 04 August 2022
Job type Contract

Job description

  • 12 month initial contract - extension opportunity
  • Multiple work sites available
  • Must be an Australian Citizen to be considered - Security Clearance a bonus

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing prototypes of screens and components using web technologies (code snippets) to evaluate and demonstrate design concepts and evaluate accessibility support
  • Supporting the user researchers, developers and designers in the design and development of world-class accessible digital products and systems in each phase of the product lifecycle
  • Reviewing prototypes in collaboration with designers to identify content and visual design-related accessibility issues early in the product lifecycle
  • Providing high-quality, accurate and timely advice about user behaviour, digital accessibility and assistive technologies to stakeholders across the organisation
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of usability testing with people - internal and external
  • Evangelizing accessibility-first digital product and system design and development

Skills and Personal Attributes needed to secure this role:

  • This is a senior position and requires that you can demonstrate at solid experience working in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary team delivering high-quality and wide-ranging accessibility-related outputs.
  • This role is focused primarily in the research, design, and development phases of the product lifecycle, and, while accessibility testing is an aspect of this role, your day-to-day will concentrate on product design and development.
  • You will be comfortable with new ways of thinking about accessibility and will be able to enthusiastically rationalise your ideas about accessible design and development with a diverse audience drawing on your broad experience.
  • You will lead any accessibility-related design and development work and collaborate with analysts, product owners, developers, testers, and project and delivery managers in multiple projects simultaneously.

You will also have the following skills:

  • A detailed understanding of WCAG guidelines. Including how it is commonly interpreted and applied, and its shortcomings and limitations
  • A solid knowledge of interaction and content design principles, best practices, and industry trends
  • An understanding of web technologies such as web browsers, the basics of system architectures, and the workings of common assistive technologies
  • Basic skills with and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or common front-end frameworks or libraries
  • Knowledge of ARIA and related WAI documentation, and of how ARIA can be used in complex user interface design and development
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with common assistive technologies such as screen magnifiers, speech-to-text applications, screen readers, and operating system accessibility features and accessibility-related utilities
  • A strong attention to detail and a focus on delivering high-quality outputs consistently and sometimes under pressure
  • A well-developed ability to present complex ideas visually, orally, and in writing to diverse audiences concisely and persuasively
  • A passion for inclusive design with a collaborative, open and nurturing approach to communicating accessibility requirements.

    Want to know more? Please apply/give me a call.

Reference: 25777

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Gizaille Shaheen on 03 86804305 or email: and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.