Alt-Text Writer, K-12 (Contract – U.S.)
Reports to: Program Manager or Director
Location: Work from Home (U.S.)
The alt-text writer ensures accessibility to all sight-impaired learners or learners who otherwise cannot visually identify images, by writing alt text (alternative text) that can be read by a screen reader. The successful candidate will have previous knowledge of WCAG 2.0 guidelines and experience with writing content for images to improve accessibility.
- Write alt text for all images in a lesson, or edit existing alt text content as needed.
- Record ALL alt text, whether written or already existing, into the provided spreadsheet.
- Migrate alt text to the client’s online platform.
- Use provided project management tool to record the status of work.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Prior experience writing alt-text for images in educational content
- Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and 508 Compliance
- Knowledge of K-12 editorial processes and workflows
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets
- Ability to multitask effectively and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Ability to use online meeting software, such as Zoom and Google Meetings
SOW – Scope:
- Review all images in the lesson and classify the complexity of images.
- Track simple, medium, and complex images in the LearningMate-provided spreadsheet.
- Write alt text for simple, medium, and complex images in the LearningMate-provided spreadsheet.
- PLEASE NOTE: If alt text already exists for an image, read it and make corrections if necessary. Then, copy and paste it into the spreadsheet.
- Migrate the alt text to the client platform and change the lesson status to “Complete” in the project management tool.
SOW – Materials Provided:
- Access to Image Tracker (spreadsheet provided by LearningMate), project management tool, and edio (client platform) links
- Alt Text Writing Guidelines, Training Sessions, and Recordings
SOW – Out of Scope:
- DO NOT write alt text for PDFs and DOCs. These are provided for reference purposes only.
- DO NOT include notes or comments in the alt-text cell. If a note or comment is needed, place it in the “Comments” column of Smartsheets or email the Alt-Text Lead.
- DO NOT write “Repeat image” for repeat images; use the same alt text written earlier or change as needed for a new context. For lesson “bundles,” make sure the title of the bundle part is entered into the tracker.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line enter Alt-Text Writer, K-12 – Your Name. If your qualifications meet our needs, a member of our talent acquisition team will contact you directly.
LearningMate is an equal employment opportunity employer.