Jason Ament

Jason Ament

Technical Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

Greater Seattle Area

Summary

Mix one part developer, one part accessibility guru and a smidge of UI designer and you've got me. I am passionate about writing code and meeting the varied needs of my customers. I love to create inspiring, accessible and innovative experiences in everything that I develop. Oh and LEGO... I love LEGO.

Certifications

Certified Professional in Web Accessibility

Certified Professional in Accessible Core Competencies

Web Accessibility Specialist

Experience

Microsoft - Technical Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

July 2018 - Present

Bellevue, Washington

Visa - Senior Accessibility Analyst

March 2018 - Present, Bellevue, Washington, Contracting agency: Latitude 36

JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

August 2017 - March 2018 (8 months), Greater Seattle Area

Evangelize scalable accessibility strategy across a variety of high-profile financial websites & applications. Create and update guidelines for front end accessibility of web and mobile applications. Provide WCAG 2.0 AA compliance audits, remediation strategy, and both formal and informal knowledge transfer and mentorship. Educate product, engineering, and other teams about new and upcoming assistive technology and related standards. Contracting agency: IRIS Software.

Microsoft - Software Design Engineer, Web Accessibility

April 2016 - September 2017 (1 year 6 months) Redmond, WA

I worked as a Web Accessibility Engineer on the Learning Experiences team at Microsoft. The work I performed made websites available to people with varying abilities to enhance and allow easier usability. I am responsible for assessing compliance, writing accessible code and assisting in code solutions for Microsoft and it's learning partners... AND I LOVE THE IMPACT I MAKE! Contracting agency: TekSystems

Microsoft-Front End Web Developer, CE2

October 2010 - October 2015 (5 years 1 month) Redmond, WA

As a Content Engineer 2 I performed rapid prototyping, development, and publishing of accessible production code on support.office.com and templates.office.com. My contributions to this team included being an accessibility champion, prototype creator and front end developer. I greatly enjoyed creating beautiful, innovative and user-centered content in every project.

Ament Creative llc - Accessibility Subject Matter Expert, Software Developer

February 2008 - January 2013 (5 years) Pottstown, PA

Ament Creative LLC is a Drupal shop that creates and develops resources for small businesses and churches. This includes the end-to-end creation of custom experiences that meet the needs of the client

University of Valley Forge - Adjunct Professor - Web Development

December 2009 - March 2010 (4 months)

As an adjunct professor at the University of Valley Forge, I developed curriculum and taught a 100 level course in Web Design/Development. This was a pioneering effort for a growing and popular program at the college, in which I instructed and mentored students.

Audiobahn Inc - Web and Marketing Director

January 2009 - November 2009 (11 months), Pottstown, PA

I provided vision, leadership and direction for an e-commerce website and a company information portal. I, also, designed company ads that were commonly published in various musician magazines. I architected and designed the company website to leverage the Drupal Content Management System (please note that the current site is not my design). I also designed and developed new technologies to better leverage social marketing. I was responsible for the mentoring of temporary employees.

Spring Valley Community Church - Digital Media Director

September 2006 - January 2009 (2 years 5 months), Royersford, PA

Provided direction for print, digital and web media, which included all print materials, projected images, videos, podcasts and a robust content management system. I led and trained volunteers all of these areas.  Ensured that the content was accessible in alternate formats.  Often times this meant closed captioning videos, providing transcripts along with podcasts, complying with WCAG for website content and ensuring that projected content meets or exceeds contrast.

Bethlehem Chapel - Teacher/Pastor

2000 - 2005 (6 years), Ephrata, WA

Valley Christian Assembly - Teacher/Pastor

1996 - 2000 (5 years), Fall City, WA

Education

University of Valley Forge

Bachelor’s Degree  · (2006 - 2008)