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From: Fischer, Marcy
Date: Mon, Aug 27 2012 9:34AM
Subject: Web Accessibility Specialist (contract) opening
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Do you want to improve the universal usability of web sites and applications for all Fidelity customers? Fidelity's User Experience Research Team seeks a User Experience professional with demonstrated expertise in Web Accessibility.
The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of Web Accessibility standards and guidelines, usability heuristics, HTML, javascript, and CSS, and experience with working with teams to make Web sites and applications accessible.
Primary Job Responsibilities:

Take visual designs for projects and document accessibility requirements - including markup, alternative content, and keyboard interactions.
* Test that the requirements you defined were implemented according to spec using various accessibility testing tools and/or assistive technologies.
* Consult with web designers, developers, and quality assurance engineers on general questions around accessibility.
* Participate in strategic projects to forward Accessibility at Fidelity.


Bachelor's degree and 3+ years experience in Web Design or Development field
* Expertise in Section 508, WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, HTML5 and Web Standards
* Expertise in making Ajax, video, PDF, Flex and Silverlight accessible.
* Basic fluency with assistive technologies including JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking - and understanding of the user experience for those using assistive technologies - or other accessibility features.
* Passion in advocating for, and creating, great user experiences.
* Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and adapt to changing project needs.
* Strong design and analytical skills.
* Attention to detail when documenting requirements.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Desired Skills and Experience:

Knowledge of iOS and/or Android accessibility
* Understanding of cross browser differences when making accessibility recommendations.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto:%6d%61%72%63%79.%66%69%73%63%68%65%72@%66%6d%72.%63%6f%6d>

From: Jennison Mark Asuncion
Date: Fri, Sep 14 2012 5:49AM
Subject: Re: Web Accessibility London Sep 19
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Sorry for the late word - free tickets still available for the Web
Accessibility London (UK) 2012
mini-conference (a11yLDN) on Wednesday September
19. There will be a Deaf and hard of hearing focus, other topics will be
discussed too. Grab your free ticket

Jennison Mark Asuncion
Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/jennison
Accessibility Camp Toronto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeP5Kl4GDgA