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Procurement Language

Colleges should include language in ICT procurement contracts that specifies accessibility requirements and/or deliverables. If modifying the college or district’s contract language is not an option, then consider including accessibility language in a Statement of Work that is part of the vendor contract. This offers another measure by which the accessibility of the product can be verified.

Suggested language may include:

“ACCESSIBILITY. Subcontractor shall provide credible, third-party verification demonstrating compliance of product accessibility per current requirements of the revised US Section 508 Standards or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA (WCAG 2.0, AA) upon initial deployment and with each major subsequent release prior to production use by faculty, staff, or students. Appropriate documentation detailing the testing, including evaluation results, will be current and maintained.”