Kforce Senior Accessibility SME in Columbus, Ohio

Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Accessibility SME in Columbus, OH.Responsibilities: Our optimal candidate will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge and sensitivity to the access needs of people with disabilities, but also their experience and strong command of digital accessibility standards and best practices. We are looking for someone who can guide all aspects of delivering accessible digital products in conformance with accessibility standards, and can teach others how to do so as well. If you can rise to this challenge, we need you! Key Responsibilities:The Accessibility Lead is responsible for identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards and PDF/UA as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and other accessibility related laws. This team member will apply their accessibility knowledge to a wide range of the firm's digital properties including but not limited to websites, mobile applications, and digital documents, with a primary focus on creating training and job aids. This new team member will bring a depth of development and technical knowledge combined with training experience which will complement and strengthen an already dynamic, seasoned group of accessibility professionals. This team member will work in collaboration with other accessibility training leads and provide input to our accessibility advisors team.

  • Broad knowledge of accessibility barriers as well as the tools and techniques for overcoming them

  • Expert knowledge of accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act

  • Knowledge of International laws is a plus

  • Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices

  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one on one, small group, or large forum environments

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Experience in developing accessible digital documents and web content

  • Knowledge of digital accessibility methodologies and tools

  • Ability to analyze and employ problem-solving skills to recommend the best solution

  • Ability to analyze code for accessibility issues

  • Ability to discern accessibility issues in PDFs from design, tagging and properties

  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc.)

  • PDF accessibility and other digital document standards

  • Web accessibility on various platforms including Windows and MacOS

  • Experience with Assistive Technology (e.g. screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of core web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PDF

  • Familiarity with modern web application development practices and popular JavaScript frameworks

  • Familiarity with Web accessibility standards (WCAG, WAI-ARIA)

  • Familiarity with SVG, EPUB, MathML, and/or similar technologies

  • Familiarity of next-version web technologies: HTML5, CSS4, and ES6

  • Experience with accessibility APIs

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours