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Website Content Accessibility Officer

Job Title: Website Content Accessibility Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Industry:
Salary: £23 - £26 per hour + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH26792_1619110385
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email: james.norval@talentinternational.com
Job Published: April 22, 2021 17:53

Job Description

Website Accessibility Officer

  • £23 - £26 per hour, inside IR35
  • Fully remote working anywhere in the UK
  • MUST HAVE experience implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Duration: Until 30th July 2021
  • Deadline: Tuesday 27th April 2021 at Noon

Introduction

The Data Science Campus faculty team designs and delivers undergraduate and graduate-level equivalent training courses in R and Python hosted online for a diverse range of national and international audiences across the UK government and international statistics offices.

We require a front-end developer, technical tester/manager to conduct a web accessibility audit implementing web content accessibility guidelines, WCAG.

Background

The campus has a commitment to raising capability across the UK government and internationally. Central to this goal is designing courses that are inclusive and accessible to a range of audiences.

Project purpose
* Conduct a Web accessibility audit of online course materials against the international WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard.
* Help design guidance and a checklist for accessibility to be used by faculty team in course development and quality assurance.
* Contribute to implementing web accessibility guidance in our courses.
* Develop an accessibility road map detailing how our team can meet accessibility standards, including highlighting opportunities to improve the accessibility of our course materials.
* An accessibility statement that explains how accessible our online materials are.
* Help design and customise accessible web design elements for training (CSS, html), including course branding.
* Help design and review specifications for the course home pages on our learning platform.
Outcomes of the project
* A detailed audit to see if the content and functionality of the course materials is WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.
* Accessibility guidance and checklist to be used in course development and quality assurance included automated checks where possible.
* An accessibility road map detailing how our team can meet accessibility standards, including highlighting opportunities to improve the accessibility of our course materials.
* An accessibility statement that explains how accessible our online materials are.
* Improve online course materials compliance in meeting WCAG standards.
* Development of CSS and html course branding templates.

Responsibilities:

Upon completion of the assessment the client will need a detailed report setting out the analysis of the most resource effective and impactful solutions to deliver the outcomes. This report must include
* The feedback of value and impact to support the recommendations
* Any issues raised during the review that need addressing
* A timeframe for implementation of any recommended changes
* Any identified gaps in the available information influencing the recommendations

Relevant Skills and Experience:

1. Essential skills and experience
* Experience implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
* Experience working with CSS and html.
* Experience working with git and version control.
* Experience using automated testing. E

* Experience working with R (Rmarkdown) and Python (e.g. Jupyter notebooks).
* Experience in learning and development.
* Experience working with github actions and continuous integration. D

2. Cultural fit criteria:
* Experience working in an agile environment.
* Can work as part of team.
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