Accessibility Consultant - National Democratic Training Committee

Accessibility Consultant

NDTC seeks an accessibility consultant to support our efforts to improve accessibility at NDTC for our staff and for the tens of thousands of learners who participate in our training programs every year. As a political organization, we are interested in partnering with consultants who have experience applying their accessibility expertise to progressive spaces. We recognize that Democratic organizations should be leaders in ensuring all community members who want to take action for change are supported in doing so. Our public accessibility statement with current information about our progress is available here: https://traindemocrats.org/accessibility/.

Responsibilities

The consultant(s) would…

  • Review NDTC’s internal accessibility checklist for accuracy and up to date best practices with a goal of reaching WCAG 2.1 AA standards 
  • Make recommendations to further our accessibility checklist if there are gaps with ability to share guidance or point us in the right direction
  • Advise on best practices for implementing system wide accessibility changes and help NDTC prioritize our approach to implementation for greatest impact for our learners
  • Provide guidance on how to write for accessibility (for example, best practices for writing alt text vs image descriptions vs descriptive transcripts)

 

Qualifications

  • Professional expertise in developing and implementing accessibility best practices across various technological platforms (Google Slides, WordPress, Social Media Sites, Zoom)
  • Expertise in writing for accessibility purposes
  • Experience working directly with political organizations/campaigns or progressive non-profits

 

Additional Opportunities

While not in the current scope of this RFP, consulting firms and/or individual consultants who provide group training sessions may also be retained to provide training on accessibility topics/application for NDTC’s staff.

Time Expectation & Compensation

Budget: $5,000

Include a plan of what priorities you can achieve within this budget based on the responsibilities listed above.

Application 

To apply, please submit the following materials via email to [email protected] with the subject line “Accessibility Consultant” no later than May 23, 2022

  • Two professional references
  • Case study (or studies) submitted in PDF format or as a link to a portfolio website. Max 3 case studies or max 15 pages total
    • Case study (or studies) should demonstrate experience providing an accessibility assessment with a previous client. This should include:
      • Clear documentation of project challenge, scope, and end results
      • Demonstration of experience creating strategies for accessible content creation (e.g. alt text, accessible copy-writing, accessible PDF’s and documents, accessible video transcripts/captioning/multimedia, etc.)
      • Identifying gaps in web accessibility standards, which should include, but are not limited to, WCAG 2.1, WAI-ARIA, and ADA
    • Nice to haves:
      • Case study showcases experience conducting usability testing from an accessibility lens
      • Case study highlights experience with training client staff in accessibility skills