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    18+ years experienced Accessibility Specialist with demonstrated capability of promoting accessibility for all users & conforming to regulatory standards across WCAG 2.0 & Sec 508 to attain Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME) status. A JAWS-certified Professional possessing a proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams and senior leadership to optimize products as per Accessibility norms & enhance processes across Testing, UX, Development, Design, etc. Proficient in mentoring Associates & identifying creative solutions for maximizing end-user satisfaction.
    • Accessibility Support • Process Optimization • Functional & Compatibility Testing • Quality Assurance & Control
    • Mentoring, Training & Development • Cross-functional Team Management • User Experience Enhancement
    • Documentation & Research • Internal & Regulatory Compliance
    • Flex & Selenium Automation • Microsoft VB 6.0, .NET & ASP.NET • HTML5 • Zoomtext & AIS • JAWS & VoiceOver
    • SQL Server • PGSQL & Oracle • Java Ferret • Java Monkey & VPAT
    JAWS 14 Certified Professional | ‘14 | SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS ® 9 | ‘08
      • Independently leading entire Accessibility Function and playing a pivotal role as a member of the User Interface team
      • Playing a key role in evolution of Accessibility from a compliance requisite to a standard for software development
      Accessibility Awareness & Event Management
      • Raising Accessibility awareness by initiating & executing the Global Accessibility Awareness Day for 5 years
      • Showcasing efforts to incorporate Accessibility features across SAS applications in the presence of 450+ employees
      • Spreading and making the stakeholders realize the benefits of Accessibility Computing for people with disabilities
      • Hosting the event & overseeing ideation, end-to-end event management & execution, coordination, logistics, etc.
      Quality Assurance & User Experience
      • Prioritizing user experience & delight for the differently abled since commencing Accessibility career as an A11Y Tester
      • Providing A11Y recommendations & solutions in UI prototypes designed by UX before hand-over to Development
      • Initiating A11Y checklists and preparing documents pertaining to best practices for the developers and testers
      • Ensuring compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines in addition to Sec 508 provisions
      Process Optimization & Research
      • Effectively achieving A11Y compatibility by defining processes for 200+ members across UX, Development & Testing
      • Reducing A11Y defects by including A11Y details in prototypes for testing functionalities using both mouse & keyboard
      • Efficiently conducting research & successfully implementing Flex automation process for Accessibility Test Automation
      • Deployed online resources and a Selenium-based automation tool for conducting research & automating systems
      HTML5 Accessibility
      Issue Resolution & Documentation
      • Documenting all test results & debugging issues as and when required to render precise diagnosis using Mac and iPad
      • Researching Aria attributes & roles to render support for A11Y design aspects & resolving common component issues
      • Testing A11Y stories for all components spanning all releases via Agile & suggesting inputs for implementation
      Mentoring & Accessibility Support
      • Mentoring accessibility developers in Pune & rendering accessibility support to enhance Flex and HTML5 components
      • Suggesting expected keyboard and screen reader interactions to produce accessible products for the differently abled
      Key Achievements
      • Conducted training for 105+ people spanning Beijing & Cary (NC) R&D centers on ‘Accessibility Testing for HTML5’
      • Assessed 70 HTML5 common components on desktop/iPad & optimized 25 UI design prototypes for A11Y norms
      • Assessed ~220 open UI-5 mobile/desktop components for A11Y support on desktop/iOs7 (JAWS, VoiceOver, etc.)
      Accessibility: Manual & Automated Testing
      • Conducting Accessibility Testing of desktop (JAVA) & web apps (JAVA/Flex/ActiveX/HTML5) across various sectors
      • Deploying JAWS, VoiceOver, ZoomText, Inspect 32, Java Ferret/Monkey across banking, insurance & manufacturing
      • Directing functional/regression/UAT for all facets including keyboard, color, Assistive Technology, etc.
      Product Optimization & Team Management
      • Convening & chairing preparatory meetings to provide information w.r.t accessibility procedures & testing norms
      • Guiding 8 technical writers for validating accessibility topics in user guides & formulating accessibility product norms
      • Documenting defects across 40 products to include details like environment, testing tools, accessibility standards, etc.
      Regulatory Compliance & Accessibility Standards
      • Summoning debrief meetings for Product teams post testing for adhering to accessibility compliance standards
      • Designing VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) to prepare a table containing information w.r.t compliance
      • Ensured compliance of ICT products/services with Sec 508 of US Rehabilitation Act, 1973 as amended
      Key Achievements
      • Selected out of 30+ people to receive Valuable Contribution Award for delivering a stellar impact on Accessibility in ‘10
      • Conducted ~20 knowledge sharing sessions/workshops on WCAG 2.0 for 200+ people across multiple Solutions teams
      • Presented a paper on ‘Testing Flash and Flex for Accessibility’ at the 2nd Threads Conference for Quality in March ‘11
      • Rendered suggestions for product enhancement & deployed the Defect Tracking System to resolve 700+ defects
        Project: SLIM21/W21 (System for Library Information & Management) | ’04 – ’05
        Environment: Windows; SQL Server (Database); VB .NET and ASP.NET
        • Led a team of 2 to steer development of SLIM21 – an integrated, multi-user library information software
        • Rendered support to 50+ clients including universities, research centers, industries, corporates, schools & colleges
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