Accessibility Services

The campuswide initiative to promote accessible technology is directed by the Division of Information Technology accessibility team, a coordinated team of subject matter experts who have backgrounds in accessibility policy and compliance. As required by state law, Texas A&M has designated an Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Coordinator (EIRAC) who leads our team by planning strategically, consulting with stakeholders, monitoring compliance through periodic reporting, facilitating training, and promoting campus awareness.

The accessibility team performs these and other functions that support the University’s accessibility initiative:

Policy

  • Develop and maintain Texas A&M’s accessibility policies and standards
  • Answer questions and provide clarifications regarding Texas A&M’s accessibility policies and standards
  • Process IT accessibility exception requests

Training and Advocacy

  • Provide accessibility training and consultation to University employees
  • Promote University-wide adoption of accessibility standards
  • Increase accessibility awareness at Texas A&M

Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

  • Manage and administer an enterprise-level automated web accessibility compliance testing tool
  • Perform regular, automated web accessibility scanning and analysis of University websites
  • Perform manual accessibility testing of University web applications and websites
  • Develop quarterly and annual enterprise-level web accessibility compliance reports based on the results of the automated testing
  • Monitor the University’s progress towards meeting accessibility compliance goals

Accommodation Requests

  • Receive and respond to requests for accommodation or complaints

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