Procurement of EIT
All contracts for the purchase of software should have the following or similar language:
“Vendor shall comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by supporting assistive software or devices such as large print interfaces, voice-activated input, and alternate keyboard or pointer interfaces in a manner consistent with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) published by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative, which may be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/#Publications.”
This language is included in the Computer Technology Service Agreement. Purchasers are encouraged to use the agreement, which can be obtained from the Procurement Services web page.
If the vendor will not certify that the product meets the above standard (or will not use the Computer Technology Service Agreement), the school, department, or other unit making the purchase will put forth a good faith effort to provide the individual with the material in an accessible format.
In the event that the software is not accessible, the licensee may demand that the licensor promptly do modifications that will make the software accessible; in addition, in such an event, the licensee has the right to modify or copy the software for authorized users.
Procurement will provide a list of approved vendors that departments are strongly encouraged to work with to provide interpreting services, transcribing services, and captioning services in order to make information accessible. This list is available on this website and the procurement website.
For additional information, please contact:
Craig Dolson, Category Lead
Lance Tieperman, Category Manager