Web Accessibility Specialist


Web Accessibility Specialist

  • Contract
  • Toronto
  • Posted 4 months ago

Web Accessibility Specialist

JO: 2510

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Anticipated Duration: 1 year

Duration of Potential Extension: Twelve (12) months

The Web Accessibility Specialists are responsible for:

  • Executing all activities that are required to drive accessibility improvements for all new and legacy web applications using manual and automated techniques within set timelines and budget including preparation, execution, defect tracking, remediation and closure and initiating any corrective action as appropriate
  • Engaging thoughtfully, collaboratively, and diplomatically with various IT and Business teams to identify the right support that is needed to drive accessibility improvement efforts
  • Establishing themselves within the organization as a recognized accessibility technical subject matter authority for accessible user interface experiences
  • Improving development and testing processes, methodology, tools, and best practices to ensure inclusive design and accessibility practices are adopted
  • Coaching, guiding and training staff with various teams (including designers, developers, testers, business analysts) on web accessibility principles, best practices, technical implementation techniques, manual and automated accessibility testing and remediation techniques and methods
  • Contributing to events that would help raise awareness of digital accessibility
  • Reviewing and providing input into Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Low-Value Quotations, etc. as required
  • Evaluate potential solutions the client is procuring and provide input as a subject matter expert
  • Reviewing and providing comments on BRDs, Functional & Technical Design documents, and Web Application User Interface Standards documentation with an accessibility lens
  • Producing Accessibility Defect Reports. Test Progress Reports, and Test Completion Report including presenting to and obtaining sign-off from the key stakeholders
  • Executing accessibility testing activities and recording test results
  • Facilitating accessibility defect triage and resolution meetings with all key stakeholders
  • Contributing to the Multi-Year Accessibility Reports
  • Other duties as needed to fulfil the overall goals of the organization and project
  • It is important that the services be undertaken by a Web Accessibility Specialist who can demonstrate specific knowledge of and experience in performing similar work for projects of a comparable nature, size and scope, as detailed below.


  • 3+ years’ demonstrated, hands-on experience making accessibility improvements to legacy and new web applications and related digital content within large organizations
  • 3+ years’ demonstrated, hands-on experience using front-end development technologies (HTML5, CCS3, JQuery, Bootstrap, Angular) to build mobile responsive web applications using agile methods that conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA including understanding technology limitations and constraints
  • 3+ years’ demonstrated, hands-on experience conducting web accessibility testing against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA success criteria using assistive technologies and testing tools (NVDA, VoiceOver, JAWS, WebAIM Wave, Nu HTML, Colour Contrast Analyzers, aChecker, Tenon, WorldSpace)
  • 3+ years’ demonstrated, hands-on experience leveraging inclusive design techniques to identify and remove barriers by design to ensure a positive user experience for all users
  • 2+ years’ demonstrated, hands-on experience working with people with a diverse range of abilities

Technical Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to all levels of staff
  • Excellent knowledge and awareness of disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities
  • Excellent ability to coach, mentor, and train business and technical teams on digital accessibility processes, best practices, and tools
  • Proficiency with Windows 10, Mobile OS (iOS, Android), MS Office 2013+ applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), SDLC Tools (JIRA, GitHub, MS TFS, HPE ALM), Accessibility Testing Tools, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) or an equivalent credential is a definite asset.


  • Stakeholder Engagement (Events, Outreach Activities)
  • Staff Training (Technical and Non-Technical)
  • Staff Coaching and Mentoring
  • Execution of Accessibility Testing
  • Testing Reports
  • Defect Reports
  • Conformance Reports
  • Providing Updates to the Application Inventory
  • Recommendations on tools and best practices for the client to use
  • Recommendations on how to improve the client’s back office business practices (IT Business Cases, Project Management Methodologies, Service/Project Intake Processes, IT Procurement Practices, Application Development Practices, SDLC/QA practices, etc.)
  • Establish manual and automated accessibility testing practices
  • Contribute to the quality assurance framework and best practices
  • Contribute to the Web Application User Interface Standards documentation and best practices
  • Contribute to the Multi Year Accessibility Plans
  • Ensure that documentation is produced, knowledge is transferred, and training is provided to the appropriate staff to enable effective sustainment of the web accessibility practices
  • Other duties as needed to fullfil the overall goals of the organization and various projects/initiatives

Job URL: https://01millennium.com/jobs/web-accessibility-specialist/

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