The Penn State administration has appointed accessibility Web Liaisons for each campus, college and budget unit. To learn more about what is required of people in this position, please read the information below.
Note: Information for Web Liaisons, including meeting times and agendas are communicated in the Web Liaisons group in Yammer. This venue is open to others interested in Web accessibility.
If you are a Web Liaison for a particular unit, you should be aware of the following.
Web Liaisons are appointed by their budget unit’s executives to be the central point of contact for all matters related to improving and monitoring the accessibility of the electronic information technology (EIT) purchased, developed, deployed and maintained by the unit.
Web Liaisons will communicate information on behalf of their unit’s IT professionals engaged in maintaining digital content: webmasters, web developers, designers, content creators, and instructional designers; quality assurance staff, project managers, procurement officials; and all others responsible for developing, loading, maintaining, or auditing web content and functionality.
Communication is bidirectional. It includes communicating policy, strategy, techniques and best practice recommendations for remediation of inaccessible EIT. Communications originate from the Accessible Technology and Information Committee, University administrative officers; the various sources of information and professional development such as test results from, and consultations with, the IT Accessibility Team (firstname.lastname@example.org); training events and the results of research in the central resource for accessibility information, accessibility.psu.edu, as well as the abundance of information available on the web.
On the other hand, the Web Liaison communicates information about the current status of accessibility of the unit’s EIT, including results of audits, identifying high priority digital resources, staff training needs, communication with the IT Accessibility Team including requesting tests, consultations and training.
Information for Web Liaisons, including meeting times and agendas are communicated in the Web Liaisons group in Yammer (yammer.psu.edu).
Note: This venue is open to others interested in Web accessibility.
Documentation for Yammer, including information on joining groups, can be found in the IT Knowledge Base.
You can set up Yammer to forward messages to e-mail, daily e-mail digest and other tools. To set up forwarding, do the following.
- Log in via yammer.psu.edu.
- Navigate to the Notifications page in your profile
- Open the options for the psu.edu network
- Check any Yammer group you wish to receive e-mail from.
See additional details at the IT Knowledge Base article.