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Improving Accessibility Procurement
From: Mike Gifford
Date: Mar 30, 2017 12:58PM
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Some of you may have seen this, but IÃ¢Â€Â™m trying to pull together some best practices for boiler-plate contracts & RFPs. IÃ¢Â€Â™ve got some examples up here:
Generally, when I try to fix a problem, I find it useful to look upstream to see if it could be caused by something earlier in the system.
Procurement seems to be a common point of failure in improving accessibility. Often, itÃ¢Â€Â™s just another of a long list of issues in an RFP and everyone knows that itÃ¢Â€Â™s going to be left to the end (and overlooked).
What are the best practices to see that:
- the right product and the right people are selected to do the job
- that the process used to generate the IT follows best practices
- that updates to the software donÃ¢Â€Â™t break accessibility
Anyways, IÃ¢Â€Â™d love to have people submit suggestions of best practices. IÃ¢Â€Â™ve set up a wiki for links here:
I found this very interesting orphaned page (last updated August 6, 2015):
It makes reference to other documents that look very interesting. I think with more digging & Archive.org <http://archive.org/> it would be possible to find better resources. However, it wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t easy to find the text of the sample contract language and procurement practices which are alluded to.
Mike Gifford, President, OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
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