ASU Digital Accessibility Liaisons
The Digital Accessibility Liaisons network is vital to the success of ASU's IT accessibility program. Liaisons are volunteers who help coordinate accessibility efforts, promote accessibility awareness, and monitor digital accessibility progress across the university. Each of ASU's 34 college and administrative units has at least one accessibility liaison assigned to answer questions and find information to help resolve accessibility issues when they arise.
The Digital Accessibility Liaisons program is managed by ASU's Accessibility team and is organized under the umbrella of the Information Technology Community (ITC).
Role and responsibilities
Digital Accessibility Liaisons act as the first point of contact for their colleges and departments and assist their units in identifying information and resources to ensure the accessibility of digital content, online courses, web sites and mobile applications.
Digital Accessibility Liaisons also:
- Convey the importance of accessibility to others in their colleges and departments.
- Communicate IT accessibility policies, standards, and related information.
- Receive monthly web accessibility audit results.
- Identify accessibility needs and work with the ASU Accessibility team to make plans to address those needs.
- Attend monthly Digital Accessibility Liaisons meetings and interact with fellow liaisons via Slack.
- Complete an initial training in the basics of digital accessibility and stay up to date on developments.
For IT accessibility concerns, contact your area's Accessibility Liaison or ASU's Accessibility team.
Meetings and support
Digital Accessibility Liaisons meet monthly to participate in continuous training, keep up to date with accessibility news and information, and share issues and solutions. Meetings are held online via Zoom. To be added to the meeting series, contact ASU's Accessibility team.
Information and support for ASU's Digital Accessibility Liaisons, including meeting times and agendas, are communicated via the #a11y-liaisons Slack channel. To join the channel, contact ASU's Accessibility team.
Accessibility Liaison Training
Mandatory training is provided for all new Accessibility Liaisons. Each liaison is expected to take 4-6 hours of introductory accessibility training, based on their role at ASU. In addition, liaisons must attend monthly meetings to stay updated on training, news, and technical and legal changes.
Become a liaison
Liaisons are volunteers who want to learn about and help promote digital accessibility at ASU.
Membership in the Digital Accessibility Liaisons network is open to all ASU faculty and staff, although it is recommended that candidates are comfortable with common technology used at the university (MS Office, Adobe PDFs, Canvas) and have a basic understanding of HTML.
- Find your department or college in the list below.
- Email the DT Lead from your area and tell them you'd like to volunteer as an Accessibility Liaison.
- DT Leads should send the names of approved candidates to Kathy Marks.
(Note: Some units ask that staff receive approval from their supervisors before volunteering.)
For questions and more information on ASU's Digital Accessibility Liaisons, contact ASU's Accessibility team.
List of Accessibility Liaisons
The Information Technology Community (ITC) is composed of representatives from all academic and administrative units at ASU, including Distributed Technology (DT) Leads.
If your area does not yet have an Accessibility Liaison, please email the DT Lead from your area to volunteer as an Accessibility Liaison.
|Dept ID||Units||DT Leads||Digital Accessibility Liaisons|
|A0101||Executive Administration||Martin McAllister|
|A0104||SrVP & Sec for the University||Martin McAllister||-|
|A0106||Enterprise Brand Strategy and Management||Paul Emerson||Ebunoluwa Omiwole
|A0109||Learning Enterprise (Office of SrVP for Strategy)||Martin McAllister||Alejandra Dashe
|B0101||Executive Vice President and University Provost||Gemma Garcia||Mindy Gant
|B0119||Enrollment Services||-||Tabia Harper
|B0501||Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts||Zachary Shipp||Michael Kennedy
|B1201||Barrett, the Honors College||Jodi Menees||Scott Pennelly|
|B1301||Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering||Denise Felsenthal||Steve Ryan
|B1501||University Libraries||Jeremey Kurtz||Jordyn Kush
|B1601||W. P. Carey School of Business||Robin Gonzalez||Adam Henry|
|B1701||The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||Kevin Beyer||Kena Ray
|B1901||Graduate College||Brian Mattson||Han Sophia Segura|
|B2101||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Edward Garcia||Mari Bigler|
|B5001||School for the Future of Innovation in Society||Lori Hidinger||Anna Reid|
|B6001||College of Integrative Science and Arts||Christopher Baca||Theresa Cordon|
|C0101||Media Relations and Strategic Communications||Martin McAllister||-|
|D0101||Business and Finance||James Nichols||Eutopia Johnson
|E0101||Knowledge Enterprise||Timothy Remington||Timothy Remington
|G0601||Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College||Kelly Morris||Daniel Brasic
|G0901||New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences||Erika Yoshimura||Dr. Anna Cunningham
Dr. Steven Hart
|G1001||Thunderbird School of Global Management||Bronwyn Beabeau||-|
|L0101||Educational Outreach and Student Services||Kamala Avancha||Kamala Avancha
|B6001||University College||Qa'ed Mai||Tami Lopez
|M0601||Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation||Robert Rice||Jinnette Senecal|
|M0701||Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions||Jacob Tenney||Mary Mathis Burnett
|M0901||College of Health Solutions||Henry Barto||Leslie Daugherty
|M1001||Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication||Theodore Sokol||Nic Lindh|
|N0101||Office of General Counsel||Martin McAllister||-|
|R0101||EdPlus at ASU||Matt Rhoton||
|U0101||University Technology||Dawnyce Schutz||Christine Gagne
|V0101||ASU Gammage/Cultural Affairs||Scott Guess||-|
|#N/A||ASU Enterprise Partners||Stephanie Leach||Renae Hintze|
|#N/A||ASU Global Launch||-||Wanda Huber