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)
Speaker(s): 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

Overview:

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.

Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of what to ask for during the solicitation process, and when.
  • Participants will learn the red flags of accessibility documentation in Procurement of accessible IT.
  • Participants will have a better understanding 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 currently serves as Program Director of Statewide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility  at the Texas Department of Information Resources. Prior to his current position in public service, Mr. Kline managed IBM's Worldwide Accessibility Consulting and Business Transformation initiatives and other areas of product development during his 26 year IBM career including industrial design, OS software development, and system usability.

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