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Accessibility Lead

Accessibility Lead

Job title: Accessibility Lead
Contract type: Contract
Location: Bootle
Salary: £240 - £260 per day
Start date: 2022-01-13
Reference: BH-17600
Contact name: Lauren Weller
Contact email:
Published: 13 days ago

Job description

Our client is looking for an Accessibility Lead to join them for an 8 week remote based contract.


Overall Purpose:

Oversee the work of designers and developers to ensure quality and accessibility (legal) web standards are met. Working on recommendations from an independent audit to ensure chemicals web content is compliant with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (PS(W&MA)AR 2018).


Key Responsibilities:

· Implement quality assurance processes to ensure the work of others meets new legal requirements on accessibility

· Check that the company’s builds accessible web content with a focus on what all types of users need

· Advise on the technical feasibility of designs

· Continually improve designs and solve technical problems to ensure they meet relevant standards (meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) as a minimum

· Build capability by developing guidance on a range of accessibility and digital inclusion topics.

· Maintain and manage an Accessibility Risk Register

· Provide team members with professional advice and performance feedback, supporting their learning and development goals.

· Lead on embedding the accessibility standards processes for the internal website

· Work with other communications platform service owners to ensure standards are met and advise on remediation activities.


Essential Skills and Experience:

· Experience of production of accessible PDFs and the remediation to ensure they meet WCAG2.1 compliance.

· Experience of producing accessible HTML5, CSS and JavaScript

· Work relating to Digital Inclusion strategy and policy within a public sector organisation.

· Helping public sector organisations tackle the challenge of ensuring vulnerable people are not excluded from their services.

· Supporting digitally inclusive policy development within a public sector organisation.

· Stakeholder management including with policy and operational delivery professionals.

· Working collaboratively to lead teams across boundaries within in a complex policy/service environment.

· Defining in-house and third party provision of Assisted Digital support.

· how best to serve digitally excluded, hard to reach and vulnerable user groups



Other Information

Contract role

Duration: 8 weeks

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Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.