Accessibility Tester


Operations and External Affairs
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
Information Services
Fixed Term
12 months

24 November 2019 23:55

5 December 2019
£34,943 - £42,914
To work within IT Services and the wider Accessibility team to provide assurance on the accessibility of websites and browser based systems across UAL. To work with colleagues across the University to develop and conduct testing across all systems; educating others on how to test web pages and applications for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) compliance.
University IT Services provides the IT network, infrastructure and support for UAL. This includes computers and mobile devices, and applications to support the work of staff and students. In addition the department manages a large portfolio of business change projects.

As an Accessibility Tester you will have proven experience of testing websites and browser based systems for WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ compliance. You will have experience in assisting developers and/or suppliers in remediating defects; with a high attention to detail particularly around the writing and maintaining test data, test plans and reports. Your experience of testing techniques will include but not be limited to functional, non-functional, user acceptance, load and performance testing. You’ll have some experience in using Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools; alongside being an expert in some assistive technologies, such as JAWS and NVDA. The ability to work to tight deadlines and manage competing priorities is crucial, as is the ability to build and maintain working relationships with customers and third party suppliers. Proven experience of resolving problems and communicating technical information to technical and non-technical audiences especially in the area of accessibility is essential.

Previous applicants to this role are not required to apply.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.