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When it comes to accessibility, VPATs are the most common form of information exchange between vendors and their customers. And at Elsevier, they’ve found that making these reports an organizational priority simply makes good business sense.

By weaving accessibility requirements throughout the RFP, you’ll demonstrate to the vendor that you take it seriously and are truly invested in providing accessible products/services to your users.

After reviewing the responses to your RFI, you’ll be better prepared to define the accessibility requirements for your formal procurement solicitation.

Step 8 in the Buy IT! process is to review and learn from your experiences, which can occur immediately after a particular ICT purchase, or at the beginning of a procurement planning endeavor

    The section of Buy IT will help you review and grade the proposals to select a winning bidder, including help navigating the world of VPATs and ACRs.

    Sample solicitation language you can use when finalizing your RFP or RFQ.

      This section of Buy IT! offers helpful background on writing an effective solicitation that produces an accessible and usable version of the product you need.

      After scanning the marketplace for potential vendors who understand accessibility, you’ll be ready to dig deeper and connect with candidates.

      Before issuing a solicitation it is crucial to determine whether the marketplace already houses accessible versions of the products you want to buy. 

      Once you secure executive buy-in for an accessible ICT procurement program, your planning can begin.

      There are several steps to take before you buy to ensure your technology purchase is strategic, informed, and accessible to all users.

      If you don’t already have executive buy-in for your commitment to accessibility and usability, it’s time to make the case to the powers that be—whether they are top leaders in your organization, your chief information officer (CIO), or the head of procurement. 

      When it comes to fostering an ICT procurement process that prioritizes accessibility and usability, the first step is to set your procurement priorities. 

      Event Date: 
      April 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

      Taleo is the leading talent management system used by HR professionals worldwide. In this webinar, Senior Director of Oracle's Accessibility Program Peter Wallack, Product Management Director of Taleo Development Ali Moosvi, and Accessibility Test Engineer Priyanka Jampana​ will discuss the challenges and successes that their team has experienced, as well as the accessibility features currently in production.

      Event Date: 
      June 16, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

      Do you post job openings on Twitter and Instagram, or use LinkedIn to vet candidates? Today, 79% of job seekers use social media to locate job opportunities. In this webinar, digital marketer Eliza Greenwood will discuss steps to ensure that your social media recruiting efforts for active and passive talent can successfully reach candidates with disabilities. ​