Accessibility (A11y) Steering Committee


The Accessibility (A11y) Steering Committee will measure compliance with Rice Policy 851 Digital Information Accessibility and is sponsored by the Executive Compliance Committee. The work of the committee will focus on actionable steps and recommendations for continuous campus-wide improvements to digital accessibility.


The Accessibility Steering Committee shall consist of no fewer than four voting members and no more than eight voting members. Committee leadership shall include one chair and one vice chair.

  • Trisha Whiteman, Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator OIT (chair)
  • Jon-Paul Estrada, Director of Web Development and Digital Strategy (vice-chair)
  • Alan Russell, Executive Director of Disability Resource Center (voting member)
  • Anne-Marie Womack, Associate Teaching Professor George R. Brown School of Engineering (voting member)
  • Angela Rabuck, Director of Student Lifecycle and Academic Technologies OIT (voting member)
  • Alexander Byrd, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (voting member)
  • Chetna Koshy, Associate Vice President Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Management (ex-officio)
  • Jeff Barnes, Associate General Counsel (ex-officio)