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Procurement Staff

Resources to ensure that university employees who are responsible for procurement purchase the most accessible ICT products for students, faculty, and staff.

Compliance Requirement for Vendors Heading link

Accessibility Conformance Report (VPAT 2.4) Heading link

Steps for Procurement Heading link

1. Gather and review information

  • Define ICT use cases and the scope of usage
  • Ask vendor to respond to Vendor Accessibility Questionnaire and provide Accessibility Roadmap
  • Ask vendor to provide thier product’s Accessibility Conformance Report (VPAT 2.4)
  • Review obtained documents including Accessibility Conformance Report

2. Review product

  • Request the demonstration of product with focus on accessibility
  • Use the provided Accessibility Checklist to evaluate product accessibility
  • Use Exception Review Request process if the product is not accessible.

3. Check before the requisition is submitted

  • Ensure accessibility related documents are in order or in the repository
  • Add contract language for ongoing follow up (ex: Timeline for accessibility remediation if there are accessibility issues)
  • Ensure communication about product or service launch includes accessibility information and related alternative access plan