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Title: Web Accessibility SME Location: Denver, CO Duration: 08 Months Client: State of CO Job Description: General Requirements Summary: Please submit only those candidates that have been proven to be excellent Accessibility SMEs and strong Web Developers which meet the following minimum requirements. Minimum of two years of experience in accessibility identification and resolution. Minimum of six months of successful experience in project management Experience with technical systems and industry standards. e.g., implementation and usage. Experience following WCAG AA 2.1 (2,0 and/or 2.2) standards. Detailed analytical and problem-solving abilities. Experienced in manual and tool testing. Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills. Ability to form strong relationships with all stakeholders to facilitate transparent and frequent communication. Ability to maintain strong relationships while sometimes delivering unwelcome directions, strong interpersonal skills. Practical application ability with Microsoft Office and Visio. Ability to co-exist in a standard office environment. Ability to work remotely. The ability to pass a background check. Preferred: Experience working within the education environment, either at a district or school. Experience working as a developer on a development team within a technology department or division. General Requirements The departments Contract Project Manager for this project is the Supervisor of the Project Management Office, Diane Myskiw. Day-to-day instruction and task assignments will be led by the Digital Accessibility Manager. The Contractor shall report to the Supervisor of the Project Management Office and shall work closely and collaboratively with Departments Digital Accessibility Manager of the Operations Office to discuss suggestions or issues as they occur and incorporate suggestions or guidance from the Department while performing the work described within this Statement of Work and the purchase order. Knowledge and Experience in Accessibility Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) on all things accessible. Know, understand, and be able to apply the web accessibility standards (WCAG Know, understand, and be able to apply federal laws and standards (Section 508 and related laws/standards Perform research and maintain in-depth Knowledge of trends in accessibility, particularly within state governments, and changes to laws and guidance, including: Know, understand, and be able to apply the Colorados accessibility laws (HB21-1110) as well as guidance, directives, and recommendations from OIT. Adopt standard language from accessibility experts for consistency across all content. Develop and use language standards for communication where none are provided/available. Understand accessibility compliance vs. accommodations. Identify accessibility issues, identify the tools to address issues and perform the work to correct accessibility issues, Know or learn new tools, implement those tools, and train others to use them. Troubleshoot, report and track issues. Coordinate and collaborate with developers of websites, reports, and documents (any digital content creation) to ensure new development includes accessibility compliance, In other words, create accessibility compliant objects from inception. Design, execute and guide others on the testing strategy. Manage manual and tool testing of all CDE applications, CDE websites (internal and external), and documents, images, videos, and other content to identify and remediate pages, content and features that fail to meet accessibility standards or best practices. Test and support accessibility testing, analyze object types, propose, and implement remediation solutions. Resolve any disputes about testing and remediation. Perform manual testing and build reusable test automation for future use, when possible. Create and maintain accessibility workflows. Ensure documents, images, videos, and other content hosted on the CDE websites (or are shared internally or externally through any method (email, shared files, SharePoint, meeting handouts, etc), meet accessibility standards. Provide guidance and general oversight of the SiteImprove (provided by OIT) tool and other testing and remediation tools. Provide training to staff to ensure they understand the importance of accessibility and ways to incorporate accessibility into the workplace. Provide training and assistance to all digital web editors, report developers and content contributors within the CDE to ensure they know how to create content that meets accessibility standards. Project Management Create detailed project plan(s) and other project management artifacts to support the accessibility project. Create documents to track and communicate progress. Create and maintain an accessibility objects inventory. Develop a method for tracking issues reported by the testing/remediation team members including: Diagnosing, documenting, and resolving reported issues. Communicating solutions with the testing/remediation team members. Create and distribute accessibility documentation. This may include but is not limited to, accessibility training, policies, guidelines, tools, issues, processes, coordination efforts, etc. Other duties as assigned.

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