EIR Accessibility Programs and Groups

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Web scanning program

Access Academy for state agency employees and state funded institutions of higher education

Take advantage of free online training and tutorials

Join EIR accessibility organizations and user groups

DIR provides a web scanning program and an EIR accessibility learning management system to state agency employees and state funded institutions of higher education employees.  

EIR Accessibility Web Scanning Program 

DIR's WCAG 2.0 Web Accessibility Scanning Program provides accessibility and QA scanning of up to 150 pages for state agency and state-funded institutes of higher education public websites.

More information about the tool and training is available on the Siteimprove Academy website and on the Siteimprove vendor detail page on our website. To participate, send an email request to: statewideaccessibility@dir.texas.gov.

EIR Accessibility Learning Management System 

Enrolling in courses at Access Academy is easy. Send an email request to register using your state of Texas or university email address to statewideaccessibility@dir.texas.gov. Within 1 business day you will receive a registration link. 

Access Academy is role based, with content that addresses accessibility topics for a multitude of positions where IT accessibility plays a role. For more information, please review the Access Academy Quick Start User Guide.  

Other Online Training and Tutorials 

Although EIR compliance can be complex, many software companies and organizations offer online tutorials that can help. 

Community and User Groups 

Check out these organizations for learning and networking opportunities.  

  • Subscribe to the DIR-Accessibility Discussion List to join a forum for sharing and discussing policy, technology, and other issues related to improving access to government issues and services via the Internet. 

  • Austin Adobe Users Group offers training and networking opportunities related to web and multimedia design and development.  

  • Refresh Austin is an organization for web professionals. Monthly meetings are held to discuss creative, technical, and professional aspects of the trade. 

  • WAI Working Groups address developing accessibility guidelines and provide a forum for discussing web accessibility issues. 

  • WebAIM provides resources, services, and articles to help make web content accessible to people with disabilities. 

  • Meetup provides resources and discussion for high technology professionals interested in accessibility and inclusive design. 

  • Guide to Software Accessibility for the Disabled  is a resource for those who are seeking software that is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Join the email list for the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

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