Technical Specialist (Digital Accessibility)
- Neath Port Talbot, Other
- Posted 14th March 2018
- £25000.00 - £30000.00 per Annum
- Ref: 490255
The role will be focused on delivering practical digital accessibility and usability assessments as well as consultancy on a range of platforms to a broad spectrum of customers from the public, private and third sector. This includes, but not limited to websites, mobile apps, wireframe designs, graphic designs and software by completing code reviews and analysing both automated and manual testing from our testing team.
The Technical Specialist (Digital Accessibility) will also be proactive in developing, improving and expanding the range of products and services as well as being an industry thought leader and contributing to the delivery of our vision and mission.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
*To deliver all technical parts of key projects/contracts liaising with inhouse team, to ensure customer expectations are met.
*Deliver a variety of assessments such as digital, design reviews and templates testing.
*Complete testing on multiple platforms such as mobile, tablets and desktops, and against various industry standards and guidelines.
*Compile reports on assessment findings and provide solutions and recommendations for customers, participating in feedback sessions as required.
*Quality proof material prepared by the digital team and provide constructive feedback, thereby ensuring customer reports are of a high quality standard.
*Contribute to on-going training, guidance, and developmental support to members of the digital team to create an environment of continuous improvement
*Keep up to date with changes to industry standards and guidelines and share where appropriate with colleagues.
*ICT based qualification or degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject
*ICT based qualification such as Human Computer Interaction, Web Design, Design & Development, UX Development, Accessibility Development
*Recognised industry training qualification (PTTLS/A1 Assessor)
Experience & Knowledge
*Ability to use and deliver training across a range of Assistive technologies and native operating system accessibility features
*Completing technical assessments competently using a range of accessibility tools
*Use of Microsoft, Apple, and other operating systems
*A minimum of two years of usability and/or accessibility experience
*To have an in-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS and concepts of web accessibility
Skills and Attributes
*Ability to learn new hardware and software products
*Be able to work independently and as part of a team
*Self-motivated and pro-active. Forward thinking. Ability to see problems or opportunities in advance
*Excellent communication and presentation skills
*Excellent writing and verbal skills
*25 days annual leave per year plus additional days for the Christmas
*The opportunity to join a Cycle to Work Scheme.
*Gym membership discounts
*An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months service.
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