Web Accessibility Specialist

Marketing and Communications Toronto, Ontario


Description

Position at Toronto School of Management

GUS Canada Colleges is a division of GUS Canada and part of the Global University Systems (GUS) network.     
    
GUS Canada Colleges operates four institutional brands in Canada and has two public-private partnerships. Our privately owned institutions are the Canadian College of Technology and Business, the Toronto School of Management, Trebas Institute Ontario, and The Language Gallery Canada. Our two public-private partnerships are Niagara College – Toronto and Fleming College Toronto.    
Through our institutions across the nation, GUS Canada Colleges has welcomed thousands of students and is forging a new path for higher education, a path that inspires and prepares our graduates to have a global impact and bring positive change.    
 
Primary Purpose   
We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible online experience for everyone. We are looking for a Web Accessibility Specialist to join our team to ensure that our website and digital content are accessible to people with disabilities and complaint with accessibility standards and guidelines.   
   
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting web accessibility audits and evaluations and developing and implementing accessibility policies and procedures. They will also have a strong knowledge of web accessibility standards and guidelines (as outlined in the Ontario Regulation 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.)      
 
 
Web Accessibility Specialist    
The Web Accessibility Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that our website and digital content are compliant with accessibility standards and guidelines. This will involve conducting regular audits and evaluations, as well as providing recommendations for improvements and ensuring remediation works are done. The Specialist will also be responsible for developing and implementing accessibility policies and procedures, and for training staff on accessibility best practices.    
 
Duties & Responsibilities    
  • Understand and apply WCAG 2.0/2.1 success criteria and guidelines at the AA level to web content and applications
  • Assist in developing, documenting, and maintaining organization-wide accessibility policies and procedures
  • Serve as an expert resource on web accessibility for web developers, designers, and content creators throughout the organization
  • Conduct manual and automated testing of web content and applications for compliance with WCAG 2.0/2.1 success criteria and guidelines
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to web developers, designers, and content creators on how to remediate accessibility issues
  • Monitor industry trends and emerging technologies related to web accessibility and accessibility monitoring
  • Keep abreast of new developments in assistive technology and how they can be used to improve web accessibility
  • Train web developers, designers, and content creators on web accessibility best practices
  • Participate in web accessibility audits and reviews conducted by external organizations
  • Prepare detailed reports on web accessibility compliance for senior management
Required Skills and Qualifications    
  • Bachelor’s degree in web design, computer science, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in web accessibility or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of WCAG 2.0/2.1 guidelines and other accessibility standards
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with screen readers and other assistive technologies
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of web content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress
  • Familiarity with usability testing methodologies

    

Work Conditions    

  • Hybrid work model with an expectation to work onsite as required based on business needs (approximately 2 days per week). Work locations may vary across our Toronto Campuses.