PDF/Documentation Accessibility Consultant

Hyderabad, India.

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Hyderabad, India.

Work Type

Hyderabad, India

Position Description

Deque is seeking a Document Accessibility Specialist that will provide robust WCAG 2.0/2.1 A/AA and PDF/UA accessibility testing, design reviews, remediation, training, and consulting for customers and internal projects. The person in this position will work directly with customers and a Deque team to deliver high-value document accessibility services to our customers. They will help customers find and fix accessibility issues and contribute to Deque’s document accessibility knowledgebase. A strong candidate for this role will be proactive, a life-long learner, and have a track record of delivering exceptional service, is passionate about digital accessibility, and has a desire to learn and grow in the field.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform WCAG assessments on digital document assets on the basis of WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 Level A/AA and Section 508 following the Deque Way methodology. Depending on the project, this may include:
    • Accurately identify and clearly document accessibility issues
    • Accurately identify and clearly document remediation recommendations
    • Accurately remediate documents
  • Provide document accessibility training and consultation to customers, Deque staff, and 3rd party partners
  • Conduct design reviews on a variety of document types
  • Collaborate with 3rd party document accessibility partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in professional document accessibility testing and remediation, with an emphasis on PDF and Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint…) to WCAG 2.1 A/AA and PDF/UA standards.
  • Intermediate skill level for performing screen reader testing with at least one of the following screen readers: NVDA, JAWS
  • Advanced knowledge of techniques for creating accessible PDFs from various source documents (such as MS Office and Adobe Suite products)
  • Advanced knowledge of PDF/UA and PDF/WCAG testing and remediation
  • Advanced experience with tools such as Adobe Acrobat Pro and PAC 2021
  • Experience writing accessibility recommendations for remediation
  • Experience conducting training for colleagues and clients on accessible creation, testing, and remediation of PDFs and other documents
  • Ability to discuss technical issues and recommendations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Skills Desired

  • Experience authoring VPATs
  • Experience with additional digital assets including: web, email, mobile applications
  • IAAP Certifications/Credentials
    • Accessible Document Specialist (ADS)
    • Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
    • Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
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About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 8,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

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Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems