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Sr. Accessibility Designer - 67488BR

Primary Location: Denver, CO
Additional Locations: CO-Denver
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Description:
Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to building software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital, a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, will design, build and deliver completely new and integrated digital experiences for our users.

Aetna’s new digital product team, Aetna Digital, is pioneering a new way for users to manage their healthcare. This isn't your parents' health insurance. We’re a nimble, startup-like team of hungry, quirky, and digitally-savvy product experts using the latest technology like biometrics, wearables, and more to usher in new and thoughtful experiences to the 46.7 million people who rely on us to help them make decisions about their health.


Fundamental Components:
Aetna Digital is looking for an Accessibility Designer with experience working in fast-paced, startup like environment. As a key member of the Design team, you will help ensure that the User Experience of our digital platform and ecosystem is built with accessibility in mind. Partner with product managers/owners and leadership to increase attention to the needs of our community. Grow your skill set and knowledge base by working alongside talented and passionate teammates from diverse backgrounds.
What You’ll Do
Advise Product, Design and Engineering teams (iOS, Android and Web) to best accessibility practices and accessibility related decisions
Collaborate with people with disabilities to learn how to remove barriers within our products
Conduct usability studies involving people with disabilities to establish benchmarks and identify KPIs to improve products over time
Ensure that every feature delivered through the Design organization encapsulates all the information needed to build an accessible experience by acting as a coach for UX UI Designers, Design Systems, UX Research, Engineering and Product
Research best practices & patterns, perform competitive evaluations, build concrete solutions to problems
Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify strategies and implement accessible solutions
Establish and implement enterprise guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applications
Assist in development of educational elements, focused on design needs for Content, UX / UI and Product
Contribute to process refinement and provide a11y perspectives in design thinking


Background Experience:
5+ years industry experience
Experience working within a large design team preferred.
A strong understanding of the value of the "right" amount of process.
Strong attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills in a fast paced environment
Ability to multi-task
Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessibility standards and guidelines
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508, and Affordable Care Act Section 1557
Accessibility compliance experience
Web/mobile design and/or development experience
Experience with an assistive technology such as ZoomText, JAWS, VoiceOver or NVDA screen reader


Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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