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How to create a web accessibility and ADA compliance department for a Higher Ed institution?


From: Giovanni Duarte
Date: Apr 15, 2011 6:45AM


My institution is trying to create an "office or department" that will deal
with web accessibility and ADA compliance. We already have an office that
deals with ADA students but this new department will need to ensure that:
Technologies across our institutions are accessible, audit and resolve
issues on web sites and technologies owned by the institution, and provide a
comprehensive support for any web accessibility needs and challenges
presented to the institution.
What I am trying to figure out is what type of skills, education, and
experience should we look for? Do you have any examples of what this type of
office looks like? What about the job titles? How many people should be part
of such department? What should we consider to make sure the implementation
is successful?