Accessibility Test Engineers

This role is responsible for ensuring that products comply with Accessibility standards and best practices.

Accessibility Test Engineer

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Requirements:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Screenreader expertise with JAWS/NVDA
  • Working knowledge of user requirements of people with disabilities
  • Be able to describe accessibility issues and recommendations for resolving them to non-subject matter expert engineers (Bug Reporting).
  • Some debugging skills, able to convey and explain bug causes and a11y concepts to non a11y subject matter experts using minimal step reproduction cases.
  • WCAG standards knowledge
  • Familiarity with front end technologies

Skills

  • HTML (doesn't have to be a developer, but should be able to review the source code, identify the possible root cause and provide solutions for basic a11y issues).
  • Strong understanding of accessibility guidelines (WCAG, section 508 or ADA). Ability to identify and match the issue with a11y standard checkpoint.
  • Knowledge of accessibility design standards such as: W3C WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, Mobile Accessibility (iOS, Android), Desktop Software (Windows/Mac).
  • Screen reader skills (should be proficient in at least one of these: NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver).
  • QA methodology (filing bugs, debugging skills, test case management).
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.