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UX Designer w/ Accessibility Experience

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Dec 14, 2020

Boston, MA

Freelance

Agent: George S.

Job #: 163144

Salary: up to $56/hour (DOE)

Job Description

Aquent has an EXCITING opportunity for an Accessibility UX Designer!

*Applicants must have a MINIMUM of 3-years experience with accessibility to be considered*

This Digital Health team is looking for an Accessibility Designer with experience working in a fast-paced, startup-like environment. We believe everyone deserves good design. As a key member of the Design team, you will help ensure that the User Experience of our digital platform and ecosystem is built with accessibility in mind. Partner with product managers/owners and leadership to increase attention to the needs of our customers and community. Grow your skillset and knowledge base by working alongside talented and passionate teammates from diverse backgrounds. Coach, support and empower UX, UI, and content strategists on principles of accessibility and inclusive design.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise Product, Design and Engineering teams (iOS, Android and Web) to best accessibility practices and accessibility-related decisions
  • Collaborate with people with disabilities to learn how to remove barriers within our products
  • Conduct usability studies involving people with disabilities to establish benchmarks and identify KPIs to improve products over time
  • Ensure that every feature delivered through the Design organization encapsulates all the information needed to build an accessible experience by acting as a coach for UX UI Designers, Design Systems, UX Research, Engineering and Product
  • Research best practices & patterns, perform competitive evaluations, build concrete solutions to problems
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify strategies and implement accessible solutions
  • Establish and implement enterprise guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applications
  • Assist in development of educational elements, focused on design needs for Content, UX / UI and Product
  • Contribute to process refinement and provide a11y perspectives in design thinking

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Experience working within a large design team preferred.
  • A strong understanding of the value of the "right" amount of process.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines
  • Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508, and Affordable Care Act Section 1557
  • Accessibility compliance experience
  • Web/mobile design and/or development experience
  • Experience with an assistive technology such as ZoomText, JAWS, VoiceOver or NVDA screen reader
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Client Description:

Our Client:

  • Makes it their mission to guide people toward better health
  • Is considered by Fast Company to be amongst the most innovative companies
  • Is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most admired companies
  • This includes altering the products they offer at retail to more health-conscious offerings!

Our client has recently made a move toward a major merger, which means this is a great time to get involved! Two big industry brands coming together.

Working here gets you into a fast-paced environment, with tons of cross-functional working relationships. You’d have exposure to a number of teams related to any project you’re working on, and we sometimes see freelancers convert to permanent employees on teams they’ve had the opportunity to interact with. This is definitely a standout opportunity!

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK THROUGH AQUENT:

We care about your CAREER GOALS.

  • We offer resume & portfolio review + interview prep. You'll feel set for success!
  • Learn for free: https://thegymnasium.com/
  • Who is AQUENT: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-n8nfytuM
  • Pay it forward: https://aquent.com/rewards/

Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

  • Subsidized health, vision and dental benefits
  • Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program
  • Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck
  • Check our Benefits out.  Up to 85% subsidy

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