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Digital Accessibility Specialist

Accessibility | Remote, or hybrid in Seattle/Olympia, WA | Full Time | From $41.50 to $48.50 per hour

Job Description

About this position

Anthro-Tech is seeking a Digital Accessibility Consultant to ensure that our client’s digital products and services are accessible to everyone. Your expertise is needed to conduct accessibility audits and reviews of their websites and mobile applications. Clients will also be looking for training, support, and guidance on how to implement accessible design and educate their organizations about accessibility. For our human-centered design (HCD) projects, you’ll work closely with user researchers, designers, and clients to ensure that content and design support an inclusive user experience strategy. You’ll be improving huge client websites, and digital products, and improving organizational capacity for digital accessibility. You’ll be working with government organizations with diverse audiences, non-profits with inspiring missions, and technology pioneers.

Some of the things you would’ve done last week if you were working with us:

  • Conducted an automated accessibility audit of a website with tools like Axe DevTools or a manual accessibility review across multiple devices and platforms
  • Developed detailed audit reports, including prioritized findings and recommendations for fixing issues
  • Presented accessibility findings to executives, designers, developers, and other stakeholders
  • Taught workshops in accessibility for government agency employees
  • Collaborated with our designers to apply accessibility best practices to design work in progress
  • Collaborated with our content strategists to support their work creating accessible content
  • Developed an improvement strategy and roadmap for accessibility on a large information-rich website
  • Consulted on accessibility remediation
  • Taught or mentored others how to conduct manual and automated evaluations
  • Support our researchers with a user research or usability study with key user groups, including people with a variety of disabilities, to determine how easy/difficult it is for all users to find and interact with the information they need

Qualifications and attitude

Experience is important. We’re looking for someone who has conducted automated and manual accessibility audits, developed remediation plans and roadmaps, someone who knows WCAG through and through, and has helped others through the process of making accessibility improvements. We have a smart and inspired team of researchers and designers who care deeply about our clients, our work, and our company. To fit in, a person has to be driven to add value, and comfortable with technology, uncertainty, and a collaborative entrepreneurial environment. You should consider yourself a professional and love solving problems and getting things done. This is a consulting position, so you need to enjoy rolling up your sleeves and helping client organizations tackle challenging large-scale projects efficiently, leaving them with the skills they need to maintain the improvements you achieve together. Qualifications include:

  • Experience conducting WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508 automated and manual evaluations for websites and web or mobile applications
  • Strong familiarity with WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508, familiarity with WCAG 2.2 and 3.0, and emerging accessibility best practices
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a role that includes digital accessibility responsibilities
  • A bachelor's degree, or compelling work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification in CPACC (certified professional in accessibility core competencies) or equivalent
  • Experience conducting usability tests with people who use assistive technologies
  • Experience teaching, coaching, or mentoring others in accessibility
  • Experience working as a consultant and managing accessibility projects
  • Experience with user experience (UX) design or collaborating closely with UX designers and UX researchers

Scheduling & travel

This is a full-time position with flexible hours. Our team works with their project and client team's to be available for collaboration, typically between 8 am and 2 pm Pacific Time. Other working hours are flexible and schedule can be pre-arranged with your manager. You’ll regularly work from home, but there may be occasional opportunities to travel for collaboration at our offices in Seattle or Olympia or at our client's locations.

Compensation and Benefits

Anthro-Tech offers competitive compensation and a full list of benefits, including health, vision, dental, and long-term disability insurances, 401(K) with profit sharing, training budget, and more. You’ll work in a small company environment with a talented and dedicated group of individuals that share a passion for human-centered design for social impact. General benefits information is listed below (eligibility requirements apply):

  • Medical insurance - Anthro-Tech pays for 90% of employee premiums and funds an initial contribution to your health savings account
  • Dental insurance - Anthro-Tech pays 100% of premium
  • Vision insurance - Anthro-Tech pays 100% of premium
  • Long Term Disability, AD/D, Life Insurance - Anthro-Tech pays 100% of premiums
  • Retirement - Our 401(k) Safe Harbor plan has no required match - we automatically make a 3% of compensation company contribution to your self-directed brokerage account. A discretionary profit-sharing component also exists.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - you'll accrue PTO for each hour you work. Full-time team members accrue approximately 15 PTO days per year
  • Paid Holidays - Anthro-Tech offers 9 paid holidays each calendar year which includes one floater holiday of your choice
  • Supplemental Pay for Parental Leave – 8 weeks of supplemental pay for parental leave is available for Washington State employees
  • Training & professional development - We'll work with you on a training & professional development plan each year. We're currently covering up to $2,500 in approved expenses for workshops, conferences, tuition, travel, books or other activities as well as up to 3-days paid time to attend

Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility. The range of starting pay for this role of Digital Accessibility Specialist is $41.50 - $48.50 per hour + Benefits.

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter stating your background, salary requirements, and reason for interest in working with Anthro-Tech.
  • Resume and a short write-up describing your most significant contributions to making an impact on the accessibility of a product or service. We’re looking for a track record of experience and dedication.

Thank you for your interest!

About Anthro-Tech

Anthro-Tech is a human-centered design consultancy focused on government agencies, nonprofits, and enterprises with a social impact mission. We help organizations gain a deep understanding of their customers through research to design products and services that are usable, useful, and make a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve partnered with many organizations to transform how they engage their customers, including dozens of county, state and federal government organizations, Goodwill, Meta, The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Anthro-Tech was founded in 1997. We are a woman-owned business with offices and user experience labs in Olympia and Seattle, Washington.

We are driven by our purpose – to build a great business that makes things better for people.

Our values:

  1. Help others succeed
  2. Set the bar high
  3. Be optimistic AND face the brutal facts
  4. Continually learn and grow expertise
  5. Passionate about making an impact