President's Commission on Accessibility (PCOA)

We are pleased to welcome you to this website that provides valuable information about the university's many accessibility efforts.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is committed to creating and sustaining a supportive environment that is accessible and respects people of all abilities. We also provide the leadership and structure for the campus to engage in assessment on accessibility as well as increase the effectiveness of existing programs and services, develop new programs and services, build consensus and support, and model supportive outcomes.

Help us move forward by making suggestions for improving this website, and for enhancing accessibility at A&M San Antonio, by directing comments and suggestions to the Office of Accessibility.  Working together, our vision, your vision of a universally accessible university will be realized.

PCOA Overview

Accessibility is defined as providing the “ability to access” and benefit from some system or entity. This includes access to electronic information resources and services through multiple ways so that communication is not contingent on a single sense or ability. Accessibility is a responsibility shared by Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education.

In December 2016, the Electronic Information Resources Accessibility Committee was formed to provide leadership and guidance with regard to assessing risk for electronic information resources accessibility, recommend inclusive practices to minimize barriers that prevent interaction with or access to resources and services for people with disabilities, and advocate for the best interests of faculty, staff, and students. Beginning October 2019, the Electronic Information Resources Accessibility Committee has been renamed the President’s Commission on Accessibility (PCOA).

Purpose of the PCOA

The PCOA brings stakeholders together from across the university to collaborate and communicate with respect to accessibility. The Commission will address compliance initiatives, complete strategic planning with respect to accessibility, provide status updates to university leadership, and provide the university with guidance, consultation, awareness, and training on accessibility.

In addition, the PCOA serves as an advisory body to the A&M-San Antonio councils, working groups, committees, and other entities, as appropriate.


Complaints regarding the inaccessibility of University Web pages should be directed to Lydia Harkey, the University's Digital Accessibility Officer from the office of Accessibility.

Lydia Harkey
Digital Accessibility Program Manager

View complete PCOA Charter