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From: Joseph Sherman
Date: May 19, 2017 11:40AM

Hello all. I've been given the crazy task of coming up with an approximate three year budget for a comprehensive EIT accessibility program by Monday. I'm going to give some background on The City University of New York and some products/services we might need. If anyone can either give a ballpark cost of the below, or add things we will need, I'd appreciate it.
Please respond directly to me to avoid cluttering up the list-serv. I'd be happy to share any results to interested parties.
Note I cannot have phone calls with vendors (email is ok) due to our procurement rules. Thanks in advance, and I apologize for the length of this post.

We are a public federation of 25 campuses and central offices throughout New York City. Total students about 400,000. All the campuses are independently run with little co-ordination except for high level policy and transfers.

Things we might need:

1) Enterprise license to Commonlook PDF and Global Access or the equivalent. $$$?

a. Commonlook Campus 101 or equivalent $$$?

2) Package of consulting services for web accessibility for 25 campuses, thousands of web sites, millions of documents $$$?

a. Including web and document audit, training, etc.?

3) Enterprise license to Compliance Sheriff, SiteImprove, AMP, WorldSpace, web audit tool $$$?

4) Blackboard Ally plug-in enterprise license. $$$?

5) Hire 10 accessibility experts for Web and documents to disperse throughout the system $$$?

6) Hire an accessibility Czar to report to the Executive Vice Chancellor $$$?

7) Anything else? $$$?

Joseph Sherman
Accessibility Specialist
CUNY Computing & Information Services
395 Hudson St 6FL, 6-236
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