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Usability Specialist

Organization: American Foundation for the Blind

Posted: 8/24/2018

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is creating a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

Career Opportunity:

AFB is presently seeking a Usability Specialist to manage and execute all aspects of AFB Consulting Solutions’ usability-testing efforts. This position is a part-time onsite role in Dallas, Texas, and it does have the potential to develop into a full-time role over time.

Accountabilities:

  • Engage with AFB clients to understand their needs and develop appropriate test plans to support the client’s needs and goals.
  • Develop scope and level-of-effort estimates for usability testing.
  • Recruit participants using AFB’s databases and other local resources, ensuring a variety of disabilities are represented in addition to other client-specific asks.
  • Conduct usability testing on a variety of devices, technologies, and digital interfaces, including web sites, applications, appliances, and more as determined by the individual project scope.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies around usability testing, including IRBs, consent forms, etc.
  • Develop results reports documenting scope, methods, results, and recommendations.
  • Carry out Lessons-Learned exercises at the end of each engagement to help strengthen performance in subsequent projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Schedule:

    • The work schedule is flexible and TBD in conjunction with the selected candidate.
    • Qualifications:

      Bachelor degree or higher (or in progress) in usability, psychology, or human factors. Must possess excellent writing abilities, analytical research abilities, and a comfort level with technology (e.g. computers, mobile devices, etc.). Experience with assistive technology, such as screen-reader programs, is preferred, but not required (AFB can train in that area).

      Compensation:

      Commensurate with experience.

      AFB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. AFB DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES AND WE INVITE PROTECTED VETERANS TO APPLY. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

      Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to Human Resources hr@afb.net.

      Contact: Human Resources - NO PHONE INQUIRES PLEASE

      Email: hr@afb.net

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