2019 UPDATE: Integrating Accessibility into IT Procurement

2019 UPDATE: Integrating Accessibility into IT Procurement

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Jeff Kline, Program Director, Statewide EIR Accessibility, Texas Dept. of Information Resources
Target Audience: Anyone involved in procuring Accessible IT
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Register for 2019 Update: Integrating Accessibility into IT Procurement 


Navigating the world of accessibility elements of IT procurement can be daunting and confusing, but proper knowledge and tools can greatly assist in understanding vendor documents and capabilities. This webinar will provide insight into what to expect from vendors of IT products and services, and tools for assessing vendor capabilities and making sound procurement decisions.


  • Participants will gain an understanding of what to ask for during the solicitation process, and when to ask
  • Participants be able to identify red flags of accessibility documentation in Procurement of accessible IT
  • Participants will have knowledge of tools available to assess vendor capabilities in IT accessibility

Speaker Bio:

Jeff Kline is the author of "Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization". He is a recognized subject matter expert in keys areas of IT accessibility that include policy, rulemaking, process integration, and procurement.  He currently serves as Program Director of Statewide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility at the Texas Department of Information Resources, and consults on IT accessibility policy matters for federal agencies, NGOs, and other accessibility related organizations.

Prior to his current position in public service, Mr. Kline managed IBM's Worldwide Accessibility Consulting and Business Transformation initiatives, and held other management positions in research and product development during his 26 year IBM career including industrial design, operating system UI development, and system usability.

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