Digital accessibility specialist (level 4)
Provide advice on accessibility best practice, helping organisations (externally and internally) to meet organisational, national and international accessibility standards.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
- Typical duration
- 24 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Accessibility Consultant
- Accessibility Specialist
- Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME)
- Accessibility Tester
- Digital Accessibility Specialist
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Present information, (for example business cases, testing findings, general information etc.) to a variety of audiences to ensure understanding.
- Use hardware and software based assistive technologies for a variety of applications (for example testing, training etc.)
- Use Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective and credible professional relationships both within and outside the team.
- Conduct testing against a variety of platforms using appropriate standards and/or guidelines and assistive technologies.
- Conduct workshops, surveys or focus groups, including the set-up, running and conclusion activities.
- Both written and verbal communication skills when working as a team or individually.
- Solve problems using a logical and analytical approach.
- Identify appropriate assistive technologies and adaptive strategies for an individual's disability.
- Practice disability etiquette, when communicating with individuals with disabilities.
- Apply accessibility standards and regulations to practice.
- Uses productivities suites and implementing accessibility best practices (for example reading level, colour contrast etc.) into produced documentation.
- Create business reports, business cases and documentation appropriate for the target audience (for example developers, management etc.)
- Identifies and rectify issues being experienced using appropriate troubleshooting methods relating to a user's assistive technology.
- Apply security best practices.
- Apply accessibility guidelines (for example WCAG, ISO9241 Ergonomics of human-system interaction) when designing and developing solutions on a variety of platforms (for example web, mobile etc.)
- Collate and research information, or statistics (for example disability statistics, appropriate assistive technology for specific disabilities and correct terminology) required to present, in a manner which is appropriate to the target audience of any training (for example project managers, web designers, developers, end users and line management).
- Keep up-to-date with developments in technologies, trends and innovation using a range of sources.
- Lead a group of individuals using basic leadership skills as to achieve a common goal.
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