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Accessibility specialist
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Onsite, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on October 18, 2021
Job Id #50594 Posted October 18, 2021

  • Expanding the User Experience Design (UXDesign) Accessibility Team in support of our business transformation to a human centric experience.
  • This is no “business as usual” group.
  • In order to succeed, we need people who have high energy and aren’t afraid to dive in. 
  • We have multiple opportunities available, at various levels, based on experience, within our Accessibility Consultant Team. 
  • This is a great opportunity to ensure that prospects and customers (internal and external) with disabilities experience the same level of service and functionality as those without disabilities.
  • The ideal Accessibility (sometimes referred to as A11Y) Consultant candidate will apply existing guidelines, laws, regulations, and best practices to projects that exceed customer expectations while solving for business needs. 
  • The Accessibility Consultant is a key stakeholder during the design, prototyping, defect analysis processes and testing-for-conformance phases, including creating and validating accessibility user stories, evaluating prototypes, reviewing designs and wireframes, providing technical direction, automated and manual accessibility testing, as well as creating materials to educate others about accessibility. 
  • In addition, this candidate will partner with our business lines to ensure the user experience (UX) we present to consumers is accessible and meets bank standards. 
  • The UXDesign A11Y Consultant candidate has a strong understanding of digital accessibility for the design, evaluation and remediation of defects / issues by analyzing digital products for accessibility issues. 
  • They lead collaborations with technologists, developers, test teams, experience architects, researchers, product owners and designers to find workable solutions and to ensure specifications are clearly defined. 
  • They are well-versed in manual and automated testing techniques using multiple tools and possess the aptitude to mentor others in the tools. 
  • The candidate should have strong communication and presentation skills along with a capable understanding of UXDesign best practices. 
  • Depending on the candidate’s skillset and experiences, there is potential to lead a team. 
  • This position will focus on the testing and conformance phases of accessibility
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Deque Systems' tools, e.g., DevTools, Auditor, Monitor, University, are preferred.
  • Automated and manual accessibility testing techniques, including defect logging.
  • Serve as a digital accessibility consultant for the design, implementation, evaluation and remediation of defects / issues by analyzing digital products for accessibility.
  • Collaborate with experience architects, developers, researchers, product owners, test teams and designers to find workable solutions and to ensure specifications are clearly defined. 
  • Review products using manual and automated techniques to ensure we design accessible products. 
  • Collaborate with teams to determine road maps to reach desired results. 
  • Assist with research and coordination of response to consumer feedback.
  • Actively participate in design, development and testing protocols. 
  • Collaboratively partner with UXDesign peers (visual designers, content writers, user experience architects, researchers, prototypers / developers, and strategists) to create world class customer experiences 
  • Develop guidelines for architects, designers and developers to aid in compliance with the current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). 
  • Engage in quality audits and assist with remediation roadmaps where necessary.
  • Partner with business analysts, developers, accessibility consultants, testers, product owners and compliance specialists to translate requirements into experience architectures 
  • Reviews artifacts and deliverables from peers to ensure they accurately represent or improve upon the layout, design and interaction patterns
  • Mentor others on the use of assistive technology from the user’s perspective.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of outreach and training for designers, developers, content providers, product owners, business line representation and internal employees.
  • Remain abreast of trends and developments in the area of web, application and software accessibility / inclusion.
  • Formally observe user interviews and usability sessions
  • Work concurrently on multiple tasks or projects in an agile environment

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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