HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

You can't buy love, but you can buy access

PST Poster Sessions Track

Texas Ballroom 1-3


The buck stops at procurement. Vendors of information technology will pay attention to web and application accessibility when it is an enforced requirement of the procurement process. Does this mean that the procurement office must become accessibility experts? Can we rely on the VPAT? Knowbility worked with the California State University System in the development of their Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI). Together we developed standards and processes to ensure that procurement officers had the tools they needed to meet mandates and include all students and faculty. We propose a session through which we will share practical tools of policy development, RFP language, vetting processes, scoring rubrics, and more.