Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
Smith makes every reasonable effort to purchase and develop information technology that is accessible to users with disabilities.
- The Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Clause (see ABC Contract Clauses) ensuring compliance to accessibility standards and regulations must be included in any contract or RFP involving the purchase or procurement of EITs.
- The Technology Access Committee can help you vet the accessibility of high-impact emerging technologies; contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some initial steps to assess accessibility when selecting and procuring new technologies.
- How many people will see/use this technology?
- Who will use this technology—students, faculty, staff and/or public?
- Is it required or optional?
Try a Web Search
- Search for “[PRODUCT NAME]” and “accessibility” (both in quotes) to find sites that discuss the product.
- Searching for “[PRODUCT NAME]” and “accessibility” (both in quotes), and adding the term “site:.edu” (no quotations marks) will narrow your search to pages at educational institutions.
Contact the Vendor
Vendors are often able to provide accessibility information about their products. Vendors can provide accessibility information by responding to our Vendor/Bidder EIT Accessibility Questionnaire.
Can you navigate the site or product without a mouse?
What does the WebAIM WAVE browser tool reveal?
If you need assistance in evaluating a product or service for accessibility, please contact us using the form below.