Hi,

UW-Madison is planning a "Accessibility Architect" position within a group of User Experience Architects focusing on enterprise-wide cultural adoption and raised campus capacity to create accessible user experiences. 


The group reports to a directorial line leading to the CIO and partners with Diversity, Disability Services, and Compliance in a strategic approach to evolving design/development operations and training strategies that starts with inclusion in the workplace training and graduates into understanding the tactical techniques for incorporating inclusivity into daily digital decisions


Thanks for the interesting thread.


Sandi


Sandi Arendalkowski
Accessibility & User Experience Designer
UW-Madison, DoIT Communications
Digital Accessibility Campus Advisory Group 
(DACAG), Co-Chair
1210 W Dayton Street  Madison, WI 53706 - Rm 3134c
608-262-2991 (call), 410-790-5739 (text/call)
Pronouns: She, her, hers 

“Zero accessibility errors shouldn't be your goal. Effective communication and equal access should be your goal."

~ Mary Lou Mobley, National Disability Expert & Civil Rights Attorney - Department of Education Office of Civil Rights



From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Canaan, Shirley <[log in to unmask]>
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It's a combination...the person's responsibilities include overseeing accessibility policies and procedures, assist in design and development of accessible digital materials, advocate to increase accessibility standards, develop training and best practices, audit web-based apps and digital material, respond to accessibility issues and determine solutions, keep current with technology, standards, guidelines and best practices.

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From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Michael E. Cyr
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Subject: Re: [ITACCESS] Digital Accessibility Specialist

We're talking about the same question here.  For us the question has a funding component since IT is 100% charged back. 

What is the focus of your position?  Technical?  Development? Instructional?  Digital materials?  Procurement?  All of the above?

Mike Cyr
UMaine


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We’re in the process of establishing a new Digital Accessibility Specialist position, and we’re having discussions about which department and to whom it should report to.  Should it be in Special Learning Services Office, Library, or IT?  Where do you have that position in your organization, and are there any challenges or disadvantages to having it in a particular area?

Thank you in advance,
Shirley Canaan
Sacred Heart University

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