Example EIR Accessibility Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities*
Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities
Guiding and Consulting
- Provides leadership and guidance, and acts as liaison to all functional areas where EIR is developed or procured.
- Recommends best practices for EIR accessibility for new and existing technologies, including software, hardware, web-based applications, and documents.
- Recommends and advises on EIR accessibility criteria for integration into development and testing processes, procedures, resource requirements, and schedules.
- Identifies and recommends tools for developing and testing EIR.
- Facilitates the EIR accessibility exceptions process.
- Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools that meet the requirements of 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapters 206 and 213; and Texas Government Code, Chapter 2054, Subchapter M.
- Consults with operations and EIR procurement staff members to ensure that accessibility requirements are incorporated into EIR procurement processes (SOWs, specifications, receiving, etc.)
- Works with staff to develop compliance plans.
- Provides guidance on corrective action plans for inaccessible websites, EIR, applications, or products.
- Drives resolution of accessibility issues.
- Develops, implements, and maintains a process for the public and staff members to report inaccessible agency web content, EIR, applications, or products to the EIR accessibility coordinator.
- Plans, monitors, and coordinates EIR accessibility activities.
- Develops EIR accessibility strategies and implementation plans.
- Regularly reports EIR accessibility status, progress, and other relevant information to management.
- Participates in responding to the Department of Information Resources' EIR Accessibility Survey as part of the Information Resources Deployment Review.
- Develops administrative reports, studies, research projects, etc., as needed.
Training and Promoting
- Builds support for EIR accessibility among staff members and stakeholders through presentations, training facilitation, and consultation on accessibility-related topics.
- Identifies EIR accessibility training needs and develops training plans to meet those needs.
*Note: The roles and responsibilities defined above assume a full-time EIR accessibility coordinator position in a Texas state agency or institution of higher education. If the EIR accessibility coordinator has additional job roles and responsibilities, the list above should be carefully prioritized based on EIR accessibility needs of the agency.