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Accessibility Engineer

Cadence Preferred is a highly-specialized supplier of sales and marketing campaigns, content development, web design and staffing for high-technology companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, EMC, HP and Concur.

What makes us different? We have an unparalleled benefits plan for both Contract and FTE position as well.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accessibility professional who has a deep understanding of Accessibility technologies and a passion for driving application and web site improvements through a code level understanding to be able to educate and guide engineers and program managers in accessibility best practices covering industry standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the needs of disabled individuals people with disabilities and how they interface with the software and hardware.
  • Person will be a key contributor to the IT Accessibility Program working closely with the Development and Engineering teams to carryout assessments and support testing and development of websites/applications including coding and Assistive Technologies (AT)with Accessibility skills within the Engineering teams.
  • Person needs to be able to connect with and work with multiple teams stimulatingly, providing education, instruction and support enabling teams to become self-sufficient using both technology, standards and processes.
  • Work with regulatory affairs team and project management is a strong part of this role.
  • The role consists of 60% technical and 30-40% PM skills.

Requirements:

  • Passion and expertise in customer service (service/help desk experience), must have targeted experience working with accessibility.
  • Deep hands on technical understanding of assistive technologies (products and guidelines)
  • Universal design principles and experience working with engineering teams
  • Screen readers, voice recognition, html/CSS
  • Influencing and guiding engineering teams
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations (WCAG 2.0)
  • Hands on testing experience, root cause analysis and test plan creation and previous experience in use of automated testing tools will be highly desirable.
  • Ability to present and report technical information at all levels
  • Demonstrated technical accessibility skills (knowledge of standards and assisted technologies)
  • Ability to work across virtual teams and influence/educate engineers
  • Proven ability to close projects
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • MS Access or SQL
  • SharePoint
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