Accessibility Lead - Remote

Location Barcelona
Discipline: Fintech
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £40,000 - 55,000
Contact name: Kodie Holloway

Contact email: Kodie@enertek-group.com
Published: 24 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

​We Are Hiring!

Excellence in news demands excellence in our customers’ experiences. Experience

team group brings together Product, Customer Experience, Technology, and Delivery with a

single purpose: to connect people to the news that matters most when they need it and where

they need it by creatively defining and building connected, innovative and sustainable

experiences/products that are data informed and with a customer lens.

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We are looking for an Accessibility Lead for our B2B Products to focus on building our

accessibility practice, ensuring that accessibility is integrated into the UX process from concept

to delivery. The role will help support B2B Products via a design system so a

fluency in development and design, a passion for code and UX, and a solid understanding of

usability concerns is key.

The ideal candidate will be committed to accessible and inclusive design, and have experience

in educating teams about accessibility, setting requirements and recommendations for projects

and be comfortable working within a cross-functional team. This role will also support our Dow

Jones Accessibility Working Group, coordinating accessibility work and efforts across the B2B

group and our Experience group.

As part of the Customer Experience team you will be responsible for integrating accessibility

holistically within our digital projects for our range of B2B products including Factiva, Risk &

Compliance and Newswires. In this role you will define best practices and guidelines, partner

with product development and research teams to understand the needs of our users with

disabilities and collaborate with designers and developers to create scalable and accessible

solutions.

This role will report to the Head of Design Operations.

Responsibilities

● Contribute to initiatives across to inform and educate on the importance of

and best practices for digital accessibility

● Incorporate accessibility standards and best practices into the work of the digital team

● Coordination with 3rd party vendors on accessibility as required, including evaluation

and remediation

● Create and maintain documentation concerning accessibility standards and

best practices

● Create and maintain digital compliance documentation including Voluntary Product

Accessibility Templates (VPATs)

● Write accessibility use cases and detailed requirements.

● Review UX concepts and deliverables to ensure accessibility compliance

● Conduct QA for accessibility and work with the larger team on solutions, identifying and

clearly documenting accessibility issues and remediation recommendations

● Provide direction for UX patterns included in the design system

● Ensure that the design system contains only core palettes, font selections/scales, and UI

elements that comply with accessibility standards

● Ensure that accessibility is a consideration for design system themes and components

across platforms: web, mobile, native

● Partner with product development and research teams to understand the needs of our

users with disabilities

● Assist in designing and conducting user research and testing on accessibility issues

● Oversee and assist consultants performing accessibility work when required

● Conduct education and training sessions for the Experience team

● Lead Experience’s Accessibility Working Group

● Serve as an educator for the larger organization

● Connect with the larger community

Requirements

● Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

● At least 6 years experience in defining requirements and testing

● Expertise in WCAG and ARIA guidelines

● Experience training UX designers, developers and other partners in accessible design

and implementation

● Experience creating and maintaining guidelines for large teams

● Experience conducting audits and writing VPATS for internal products and vendors

● Experience in writing accessibility requirements for both native mobile applications and

web based products

● Accessibility testing experience with screen readers including TalkBack (Android),

VoiceOver (iOS), JAWS

● Experience auditing native applications and web based solutions for WCAG compliance

● Experience conducting or helping to design user research and testing focusing on

accessibility issues

● Great communication skills, especially in explaining accessibility concepts to a broad

range of partners, and in collaboration with UX designers on approaches and with

developers on implementation details

● Highly detail-oriented and developed organizational skills, including the ability to

prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

● Proven ability to work both as part of a team in a highly collaborative, fast-paced

environment

● Examples that demonstrate how you have contributed to creating accessible products,

from concept to production

Preferred Skills/Certifications

● IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

● 1+ years experience working with an existing design system