Organizing the Procurement

Gathering the Right People

When beginning procurement of major educational technology, it is helpful to gather the correct stakeholders. Ideally, this group would include stakeholders for procurement, information technology, disability and accessibility, students, teachers/professors, and administrators.

Involve this working group at all stages of procurement, as appropriate and feasible. Stakeholders can help develop the specifications, draft the solicitation documents, evaluate proposals, and meet with vendors.

Gathering Information

Before beginning the procurement process, gather information about what is already known about the digital accessibility barriers in your organization. Accessibility Services Offices and adaptive technologists are a great source of information about what barriers students with disabilities are already encountering. Keeping these barriers in mind will help keep accessibility a priority throughout the procurement process.



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