Accessibility Specialist

Origin House - London Victoria

Location

Origin House - London Victoria

Hours

Full-time

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary

Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Digital Products

Job ID

19000Q55

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Sainsbury's Argos, 279 Vauxhall Bridge RoadVictoria, London, SW1V 1EJ

The big question: why on earth should a Digital professional like you work for a 150-year-old retail chain? Because we’re on a journey. Changing the way we operate. Learning to think nimble. Giving our teams the time and freedom they need to push boundaries within an ever-changing, ever-accelerating digital landscape, where we’re always testing, experimenting, and learning. Digital is at the heart of everything we do. Welcome to the home of Sainsbury’s Digital.


More about the role:
  • To manage the development of the XD accessibility standards and guidelines and QA framework for all of Sainsbury’s Digital products
  • To provide guidance an expertise on accessibility best practices across the Sainsbury’s Digital ecosystem
  • Provide guidance to product managers and wider Sainsbury’s colleagues on responses to user complaints regarding accessibility
  • To write and provide guidance on appropriate training courses for developers, designers and product managers to drive understanding and awareness of accessibility
  • Connect with all diversity and inclusion teams across Sainsbury’s to ensure a joined-up, collaborative and innovative approach to developing an effective accessibility strategy that will benefit all customers
  • Network and connect with accessibility experts from the wider industry in order to keep up to date with developments in accessible design and be the voice at industry groups such as the Business Disability Forum Technology Taskforce
  • Contribute to user research by defining accessibility objectives, approaches and methodologies
  • Create a knowledge bank of relevant research papers or articles for use by all teams
What we’re looking for:
  • Expertise in the use of contemporary assistive technologies and device native accessibility features
  • An excellent understanding of accessibility and usability for people with sensory, motor or cognitive disabilities and have experience of user research 
  • Confident in designing and conducting accessibility testing in a consumer-facing environment
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively across multi-discipline teams – especially designers and developers

We would love to see examples of your work, please ensure you include this with your application.


In return you’ll get:
  • Colleague discount across the multi-brands – Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat
  • Holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension plan
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more

Flexible working and job share conversations are encouraged. Across our multi-brands, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer that champions a diverse and inclusive culture. If you’re reading this, even if you’re not 100% sure you’re there with your experience, we’d still love to hear from you. If you’d like to find out more head to Sainsburys Digital