Alt-Text Writer, K-12 (Contract – U.S.)

Alt-Text Writer, K-12 (Contract – U.S.)

Reports to: Program Manager or Director
Department: K-12
Location: Work from Home (U.S.)

Primary Purpose:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 freelancers.us@learningmate.com.  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.

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