Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Accessibility in Procurement of Technology: How to Choose Accessible Products and Services

Speaker: Terrill Thompson (DO-IT)
Date: Nov 09, 2021
Grant: AccessComputing
You're shopping for an online platform to use for a virtual conference you're organizing, or you're considering adopting a new technology for the courses you teach. You want, and may in fact be legally obligated, to ensure the product or service you choose is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. How do you do that? This webinar will explore strategies for addressing accessibility at various stages within the procurement process. It will include extensive detail about technology accessibility standards, plus guidance on how to read a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), a standard form used by technology vendors to document their level of accessibility. Our speaker Terrill Thompson is manager of the IT Accessibility Team at the University of Washington, and technology accessibility specialist with AccessComputing. He has nearly thirty years of experience in the IT accessibility field.