Essentials of EIR Accessibility – An Overview of Key Elements

Workshop hosted by Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and presented by Microassist. Sponsored by TASSCC.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Oct 09 2018
1:15 PM
End Time:
Oct 09 2018
4:30 AM
Commons Learning Center, JJ Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137 Austin, TX 78758 Email:

Essentials of EIR Accessibility – An Overview of Key Elements 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 1:15 - 4:30 | Austin, Texas


Whether you are directly involved in the procurement of IT products and services or the person on the front line coding a web page, your job likely touches the nebulous cloud called “ACCESSIBILITY.”   In this workshop, we will attempt to bridge the great knowledge divide and take a peek at what accessibility means to key disciplines.  By the end of the class, you should have an appreciation for the scope of accessibility and its challenges, and be able to identify how accessibility plays a role in your organization and its ties to others! 

NOTE: Accessibility loosely refers to the design of products, services and environments that are perceivable and usable by people of varying abilities to include those with vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive challenges. 


  • Jeff Kline, Program Director of Statewide EIR Accessibility, DIR 
  • Hiram Kuykendall, CTO, Microassist 



This free workshop is open to personnel from Texas public sector organizations who are interested in the topic.


There is no fee to attend, but DIR does need a firm commitment from attendees.

Class is full with a waitlist.
If class fills to capacity with a significant waitlist, DIR may need to limit number of seats per agency. Should this occur, DIR will work with the agency IRM & EIR-AC to prioritize participation.  It is very important that registrants cancel if plans change so that no seats are wasted.

Location & Parking

Commons Learning Center, Balcones Room
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event. If displayed on the dash when entering the complex, you do not need to stop at the guard gate. Commons parking is available in the lots on the north and west sides of the building. Overflow parking is in the two lots on the east side of the building. Vehicles not displaying permits may be ticketed.

Additional Information

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • DIR will award continuing education credit (3 IRM CPEs and/or 3 general Contact Hours).
  • Snacks will be provided at the short afternoon break. 
  • Contact if you have question.
Note: This event is running concurrently with the DIR 2018 Technology Forum. The accessibility workshop requires a full commitment for the afternoon, although attendees are encouraged to visit the conference exhibit area during break. If you would like to attend the conference (in the morning), please register separately for that event and include a note that you are in the afternoon accessibility workshop.