Digital Accessibility Specialist

Posted 28 July 2022
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Other

Job description

  • Federal government opportunity in Sydney CBD
  • Contract until Aug 2023
  • $600 - $750 per day + Super
Our client is seeking a The Digital Accessibility Specialist (DAS)  to support the design and development of existing and future digital products and systems. Some will give an opportunity to dive deeply into complex problems while other initiatives requires you to work quickly to deliver quality products in very tight timeframes.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing prototypes of screens and components using web technologies (code snippets) to evaluate and demonstrate design concepts and evaluate accessibility support
  • Supporting the user researchers, developers and designers in the design and development of world-class accessible digital products and systems in each phase of the product lifecycle
  • Reviewing prototypes in collaboration with designers to identify content and visual design-related accessibility issues early in the product lifecycle
  • Providing high-quality, accurate and timely advice about user behaviour, digital accessibility and assistive technologies to stakeholders across NDIA
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of usability testing with people with disability including NDIA staff and NDIS participants
  • Evangelizing accessibility-first digital product and system design and development throughout NDIA
You will have:
  • Least five (5) years of experience working in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary team delivering high-quality and wide-ranging accessibility-related outputs.
  • A detailed understanding of WCAG guidelines. Including how it is commonly interpreted and applied, and its shortcomings and limitations
  • A solid knowledge of interaction and content design principles, best practices, and industry trends
  • An understanding of web technologies such as web browsers, the basics of system architectures, and the workings of common assistive technologies
  • Basic skills with and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or common front-end frameworks or libraries
  • Knowledge of ARIA and related WAI documentation, and of how ARIA can be used in complex user interface design and development
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with common assistive technologies such as screen magnifiers, speech-to-text applications, screen readers, and operating system accessibility features and accessibility-related utilities
  • A well-developed ability to present complex ideas visually, orally, and in writing to diverse audiences concisely and persuasively
  • An understanding or lived experience of how people with disability use digital products and systems and the functional impact of impairments, injury, and health conditions on accessibility
To Apply:

To be eligible it is essential that applicants hold Australian Citizenship.
If you are interested in this role, please do APPLY NOW or call Ankita on 02 9200 3683 for more information.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.