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Accessibility Specialist

Date:  Feb 27, 2023

Edmonton, AB, CA, Alberta

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO International is the international operations group of EBSCO Information Services (EIS).  EIS provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team.  EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Accessibility Specialist to join our team building a cutting-edge SaaS platform. As a key member of our development team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our platform is accessible in conformance with the latest accessibility standards. We offer a dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities for growth and professional development. If you are an accessibility specialist looking for a new and exciting challenge, we would love to hear from you!



  • Develop, implement, and maintain an accessibility roadmap for our SaaS platform
  • Conduct accessibility testing and evaluations of platform features
  • Work with third parties on Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT)
  • Work with development teams to ensure accessibility and VPAT conformance is integrated into the design and development process
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest accessibility and internationalization standards and technologies, including WCAG 2.x, Section 508, EN 301 549, AODA and others
  • Provide training and support to development teams on accessibility best practices
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and address accessibility and maintain conformance 


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient in Section 508, WCAG 2.x and EN 301 549
  • 1-2 years minimum experience in web accessibility testing and evaluation techniques
  • Experience with accessibility technologies and assistive technologies, such as screen readers and keyboard navigation
  • Proven experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Familiarity with VPATs, including the ability to read and maintain them
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Passionate about Accessibility & equitable experiences
  • Understanding of technology limitations and restrictions 


Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, or related field is considered advantageous
  • Experience with accessibility & internationalization in native iOS & Android applications

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