Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Engineering/Design United States, United States


iSoftStone, Inc. is seeking an Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME) Consultant  
to join our Team!
Remote Opportunity
Our client is seeking an Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME) who will play a crucial role in ensuring that our digital products and services are accessible to people with disabilities. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, a deep understanding of accessibility standards and guidelines, and effective communication skills.

● Work with our existing audit vendor to audit the accessibility of digital properties.
● Refine and quality-check accessibility issues found during an audit and propose solutions.
● Participate in regular status meetings with testing vendors.
● Manage process for analyzing “stale” (outdated) accessibility issues.
● Assist in updating and improving accessibility program documentation.
● Assist in developing and delivering accessibility training sessions, as needed.
● Other duties as assigned.

● US and Canada only; at least 50% Eastern Time Zone coverage is required.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
● Proficiency with the English language is required.
● In-depth knowledge of WCAG 2.1 is required.
● At least three years of experience auditing interactive web applications against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is required.
● At least one year of experience writing Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) using the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is required.
● At least five years of experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including designers, developers, and content creators, to integrate accessibility into the product development lifecycle is required.
● Working knowledge of desktop screen readers such as NVDA, JAWS, and VoiceOver is required.
● Ability to determine proper remediation techniques for WCAG violations and convey to developers, designers, and other stakeholders is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
● Knowledge of Section 508 ICT Guidelines and EN 301 549 Standards is preferred.
● Strong technical background in web development, software engineering, or a related field is preferred.
● Working knowledge of mobile screen readers such as VoiceOver and TalkBack is preferred.
Primary Location Pay Range:  $80,000 - $110,000 per year 
1099/Contractors: No benefits
Temp salaried employee benefits, if scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week: medical, dental, vision, 401k, holidays.

iSoftStone is a global IT service and consulting companythat creates value and drives success through technology solutions, service excellence, and digital innovation. We specialize in web and application development, software testing and support, data and content management, digital experience, accessibility, and data for machine learning and AI. With 20 delivery centers and more than 90,000 employees worldwide, iSoftStone is proud to serve some of the world’s most well-known businesses, including 90+ Fortune Global 500 companies. 
iSoftStone is committed to the practice of equal opportunity for all its employees and applicants in employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodation will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.