Section 508 Document Accessibility Specialist

US-MD-Silver Spring
# Positions
Years Experience
Current Opening


Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time document accessibility specialist to work from home or at our Silver Spring, MD, headquarters. Palladian Partners is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public.


We are looking for someone with strong computer skills, a sharp eye for detail, and a strong command of written English to modify PDF files so they comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and are accessible to people with disabilities. Free training will be provided for the right person. Applicants outside the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area are encouraged to apply.


  • Code PDF files so they are readable using screen reader software such as JAWS
  • Perform quality control on PDF files to ensure they are Section 508 compliant
  • Collaborate with co-workers in finding solutions to technical problems


  • Some college or military experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in an office environment
  • Strong MS Word skills; experience with PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat a plus
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Strong command of English spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Innate customer service mentality
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and creatively


You’ll Earn Bonus Points if You Have Experience

  • Making PDF files Section 508 compliant
  • HTML and/or other programming
  • Editing or proofreading
  • Working in a government contracting environment


Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian’s dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.


Palladian Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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