Senior Accessibility Support Specialist at Pearson (Nashville, TN)

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At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team that makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it's one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and stand-out innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Job TitleAccessibility Support AssociateTeamHigher Education

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a high-energy and experienced accessibility SME to help drive our exciting new accessibility support initiative within Pearson: the largest publisher in the world. We need a doer, a game-changer, and a creative problem solver who can get things done.

Role Description

The ideal candidate will have extensive expertise in accessibility standards and best practices and demonstrate a high aptitude for communicating with both internal stakeholders and customers. This role is responsible for supporting the Director of Product Accessibility with internal and external communications around accessibility initiatives, promoting adherence to quality standards, and supporting the creation of the best educational products in the market.

Supporting the Director of Product Accessibility in working with customers to define and deliver scalable solutions around accessibility and ensure implementation of solutions that work going forward-i.e., avoid one-offs when possible. Under guidance from leadership, assist with developing input from internal and external stakeholders into action plans for products in alignment with the overall Accessibility goals. Support manager with maintaining close communication with customers and internal stakeholders to ensure delivery of project plans according to specified objectives.

Support the Director of Product Accessibility to provide direct and consistent communications among product, technology, sales, and customer support teams with the overarching goal of ensuring that Pearson's accessibility strategy is understood and implemented across Pearson.

Qualifications
  • Experience with triaging incoming customer support issues through to resolution
  • Knowledge of product testing with and ability to demonstrate using Assistive Technology including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver
  • Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms
  • Proven ability to quickly pick up (and learn to navigate/ demonstrate) educational courseware using assistive technology
  • WCAG 2.1 subject matter expertise

Example Responsibilities:
  • Audit Platforms and Courseware from an Accessibility/Usability perspective, for adherence to WCAG standards as well as usability. JAWS/Voiceover/NVDA expertise required.
  • Investigate specific customer complaints issues about accessibility via course setup and manual/automated testing.
  • Document "Best Practices for Accessibility" based on internal information.
  • Research and write KB articles as necessary.
  • Organize accessibility documentation and best practices for distribution to Sales, Marketing, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Document the current state of accessibility

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of accessibility standards and/or principles
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite tools
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Proven success in demonstrating product accessibility to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans
  • Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities
  • Flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments
  • Self-directed worker
  • Ability to demonstrate critical and design thinking

The anticipated starting salary range for individuals expressing interest in this position is $80,000 - $90,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4511
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1500 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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