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Sr. UX Writer (accessibility specialist)

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Zack Abbatecola

  • Contact email:

    zack.abbatecola@claremontconsulting.com

  • High Salary:

    0

  • Low Salary:

    0

  • Reference:

    BBBH18236_1589369336

  • Job Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry Date:

    2020-06-12

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Senior UX Writer - 3 Month Contract - London (Remote option available)

Immediate Start

Responsibilities:

The person in this role will partner with experts across the org and to write clear, useful accessibility guidelines for our design systems.

This may involve:
*Research: Gather context. Interview designers and others to understand the topic and distill it into an outline (e.g., define what needs to be communicated).
*Writing: Write the guidelines pages (e.g., figure out how it should be communicated).
*Developmental editing: Suggest structural revisions/edits to guidelines we currently have, and any new pages we create
*Content management: Adding content to the CMS and publishing

Project Scope

As part of an ongoing drive to improve the accessibility of our products and services we are looking to produce a set of internal high-level accessibility guidelines. These guidelines should be general enough to be applicable across our varied product and platform portfolio and usable for our internal staff across disciplines. The guidelines should be focused on the problem domain in which we operates (audio network) and tailored for our existing and potential products. We imagine this taking the shape of something similar to Google Material's accessibility guidelines, IBM Carbon's accessibility guidelines or Salesforce's Lightning Design accessibility guidelines.

Revision of our existing Encore Foundation guidelines for design basics (e.g. type, color, images, icons, etc). Whilst some of these already have rudimentary accessibility considerations covered we would like to expand this and cover work we've been doing recently to actively improve the accessibility of these topics. Example content here includes writing for accessibility, alt text for images and a color theming system which has a particular focus on ensuring color combinations meet appropriate color contrast guidelines.

Development of specific component-level accessibility guidance for the most important and frequently used components across native mobile and web platforms within our design system. Whilst we have and will continue to ensure our components are as accessible as possible out of the box, we envisage a number of these components will require additional configuration and setup, outside the scope of what is owned by the design system. To complement our existing component usage documentation we would like to see the introduction of detailed accessibility usage, guidances and specific best practices. Ideally this would also include guidance on how these components should be tested.

Our web design system for example contains around 30 components we would like reviewed and documented from an accessibility point of view.

All deliverables should be done as production-ready markdown (MDX) files in the existing git-based CMS used for the design system. An engineering and a design partner from our design system teams will consult on the guidelines production aspect.

Please apply in for an immediate review.