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Accessibility Designer

Remote; Virtual


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$44.94 - $49.93 hourly

Start Date:


Accessibility is a key part of this company’s mission to empower people and organizations to achieve more, and this BI team is continuing a journey to ensure this remains true as we work to make data more available, usable, and understandable in a wide range of experiences. We want to ensure the more than one billion people with disabilities across the planet can consume and create content using BI services and applications.
As a part of our efforts, we are looking for an accessibility designer with a demonstrated record of success to help sustain culture change and lead initiatives on data visualization, data consumption, and creation that go far beyond making this “technically possible” to industry-leading innovative approaches. The successful candidate will be a part of a team looking to go beyond alt text on graphics and converting charts to tabular data. We are looking for an individual who can extend their previous work and/or lived experiences with screen readers and other assistive technology, software accessibility, and user experience to serve as a subject matter expert to the design organization and grow the overall knowledge and awareness of the team, while defining the future in data visualization accessibility.
The successful candidate will be a strong self-starter who can work in a fast-paced software development environment and handle a wide spectrum of responsibilities. The role requires the ability to build relationships throughout the design team and provide accessibility guidance and expertise to the designers and other stakeholders.

• Work with designers throughout the software development cycle to ensure accessibility is incorporated at the initial stages of product development.
• Define accessible names, roles, states, properties, and expected keyboarding of product components.
• Review designs and specifications for accessibility accuracy and thoroughness.
• Identify, leverage, and evangelize opportunities to improve accessibility inclusive design practices and awareness across the program.
• Stay current and contribute to industry trends and developments in accessibility, assistive technology, and chart and graphic accessibility.
• Communicate with cross-disciplinary teams inside and across studio(s) through all stages of design and development. Owns communication for what one is doing in a proactive way. Identifies which mode of communication should be used. Manages tonality, being respectful, inclusive, etc. Communicates up and out to leaders.
• Provides guidance to the team of product designers. Ensures full understanding of the original design and vision, and links to established problem and/or goal. Begins to mentor designers in specific areas of expertise. Influences those outside of design.


• 2-4 years of direct experience working in accessibility.
• The ability to understand and communicate concepts such as accessible name, roles and states, and expected keyboarding interactions to audiences new to accessibility and how those concepts impact user experiences.
• A proficient knowledge of accessibility standards and techniques including WCAG 2.1, ARIA, EN 301 549, and Section 508.
• Exceptional communication skills with an ability to adapt and tailor communications for different audiences.
• Previous experience communicating accessibility concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

• At least two years of work in Product Design or UI/UX design.
• Previous experience with data visualization and making charts and graphs accessible.
• Customer obsession and a real passion for both data and accessibility.
• Ability to contribute accessibility specifications illustrating best practices in accessible user experiences.
• A demonstrated track record of impacting change and influence without authority throughout an organization.
• Previous experience reviewing websites, applications, and design mocks for accessibility and communicating issues and findings to appropriate stakeholders.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $44.94 – $49.93 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Client Description

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

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Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.