The fundamental purpose of the UCI IT Accessibility Workgroup is to increase and enhance the accessibility of UCI’s electronic communications and its IT environment. To this end the workgroup is tasked with implementing UC policy IMT-1300 (Information Technology Accessibility) and meeting the requirements set forth within. By supporting IT accessibility, UCI helps ensure that as broad a population as possible is able to access, benefit from, and contribute to its electronic programs and services. IT accessibility is not a one-time UC-wide effort, but instead needs to be incorporated into every IT activity on an ongoing basis.
To facilitate implementation of the policy across campus, the workgroup consists of members representing a broad range of campus units and functional areas. Each member supports the workgroup’s charge in the member’s respective campus unit and/or functional areas and, as appropriate, provides specialized skills and expertise to the workgroup and campus with respect to meeting UC policy and achieving workgroup goals.
Specific pursuits of the workgroup include the following:
Accessibility awareness, education, and outreach
IT accessibility process monitoring and guidance
Technology procurement oversight
Risk Identification, mitigation and prioritization of campus needs
Vendor selection and management
General IT Accessibility program management and administration
IT Accessibility Scanning and Testing (Products)
The above list is subject to modification and refinement according to campus needs as determined by the workgroup.
The UC systemwide policy recommends each campus form a committee with representation from a broad range of functional areas that are able to address academic, research, and administrative concerns and needs regarding electronic accessibility. The members of UCI’s workgroup are: