The Executive Director, Digital Accessibility, serves as the
University of Houston (UH) and UH System Electronic Information
Resources Accessibility (EIRA) Coordinator, responsible for
creating a comprehensive strategy for digital accessibility
compliance across the UH System. Provides leadership, guidance, and
oversight related to EIRA to faculty, staff and students. Educates
the UH and UH System about accessibility requirements, monitors for
state and federal compliance, and acts as a liaison to all
functional areas where EIRA is developed, procured, or
1. Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines and
tools that meet the requirements of 1 (Texas Administrative Code)
TAC 206 and 1 TAC 213; TGC 2054.451; the Americans with
Disabilities Act; Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; and WCAG
2. Provides compliance reports, recommendations and budgets to
leadership as required.
3. Identifies university supported standards and recommends tools
for developing and testing EIRA.
4. Manages and evaluates the work of accessibility staff.
5. Researches and designs relevant guides and training materials to
6. Facilitates workshops and training sessions to support a culture
of accessibility and the creation of accessible documents,
presentations, media websites, web-based instructional materials,
7. Evaluates and manages the process for accessibility compliance
in collaboration with other departments to ensure the accessibility
of technology systems, applications, websites, mobile apps,
8. Provides consultation and expertise to all universities across
the UH System for accessibility services.
9. Coordinates accessibility compliance efforts across the UH
System in conjunction with university EIRA Coordinators.
10. Monitors UH and UH System exception processes, including
documentation and tracking requirements.
11. Implements and maintains a process for individuals to report
digital accessibility compliance concerns
12. Acts as liaison to all functional areas where EIRA is
developed, procured or implemented.
13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors and 7 years experience.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical
aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or
the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,
directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or
an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is
directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related
professional experience as an accessibility coordinator or similar
function in a compliance environment.
Knowledge of accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.0 AA and
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accessibility
testing methodologies and tools and familiarity with VPAT
Demonstrated project management skills, including group problem
Familiarity with common university technologies such as Microsoft
Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) such
as Blackboard required.
Knowledge of 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §206 and §213;
familiarity with assistive technology such as screen reading
software, screen magnifiers, and cognitive-related software; and
experience with Braille devices, voice control software and other
forms of assistive technology is a plus.
Formal or informal experience managing employees preferred.
Notes to Applicant: See attached TALEO form for additional