EIR Accessibility Coordinator Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities defined below assume that the EIR accessibility coordinator role in a Texas state agency or institution of higher education is a full-time position. If the coordinator has additional job roles and responsibilities, the list below should be carefully prioritized based on the EIR accessibility needs of the agency.

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

Ensuring Compliance

  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools that meet the requirements of 1 TAC 206 and 1 TAC 213); and TGC 2054.451    
  • 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, and other EIR      
  • Drives resolution of accessibility issues      
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a process for the public and staff members to report inaccessible agency web content, and other EIR, to the EIR agency accessibility coordinator

Planning

  • Plans, monitors, and coordinates EIR accessibility activities
  • Develops EIR accessibility strategies and implementation plans

Reporting

  • Regularly reports EIR accessibility status, progress, and other relevant information to management      
  • Participates in responding to Texas 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