Buying Websites, Technology and Tech Services: Tools and Tips for Accessible Procurement**

Thursday, July 9, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

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Join this 90 minute session to learn best practices for purchasing accessible technology! A key aspect of any accessible technology initiative is procurement: Making sure that all web-based products that are purchased (including websites, mobile apps, kiosks, workplace software, and more) can be used by people with disabilities.

In this session, you will learn about accessible purchasing guidelines created by the University of California and understand how to implement them at your institution. These guidelines are adaptable for both public and private sector. If your organization buys technology, and you want that tech to be accessible, this session is for you. The session will share specific documents from UC Berkeley’s accessible procurement program. We will cover both the contents and the process used in creating these documents, share lessons learned from early use, and plans for future expansion. By attending this presentation, you will have the information you need to start your own accessible purchasing initiative.

**This session qualifies as Elective Credit for the ADA Coordinators Certification Training Program (ACTCP)

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Lucia Greco , Web Accessibility Evangelist,

Questions for presenters:

1 What is a good webinar platform (i.e., (good audio and video quality for the price it costs) to offer webinars to the public (Blackboard, Zoom, Go to Meetings, etc.), and how easy or complicated is to provide and ASL interpreter and/captioning on the platform?
2 In webinars, and zoom meetings, would captioning on a platform replace the ASL interpreters service due to high cost?
3 Can you provide examples of boiler plate language which we can borrow from that can be placed in an RFP to require the vendor to provide ADA compliant platforms and the standard that they have to meet (since many don't really get what ADA compliant actually means -- they think alt text is good enough).

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