Regarding:" What is the focus of your position? Technical? Development? Instructional? Digital materials? Procurement? All of the above?" Likely all of the above. Regarding "How this will be funded?" The Accessibility Architect role is still being designed but was approved to be centrally funded and will be living in a group of User Experience Designers who bill. We consider accessibility of new development a baseline cost of creating something new. Campus accessible user experience and content strategy training as well as small group consulting around legacy content remediation (focus on raising capacity) will likely be the primary work of this centrally funded person and offered free to campus using internal expertise and external expertise brought in with a small centrally funded training budget. It's great to be sharing these ideas and seeing what everyone is doing or thinking of doing. 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) [log in to unmask] Pronouns: She, her, hers “Zero accessibility errors shouldn't be your goal. Effective communication and equal access should be your goal." ~ Mary Lou Mobley<https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lou-mobley-8097433/>, National Disability Expert & Civil Rights Attorney - Department of Education Office of Civil Rights <https://studiofellow.com/> ________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Michael E. Cyr <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 8:22 AM To: [log in to unmask] 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 ******************** 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 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.