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Re: RFP Boilerplate for Accessibility


From: Peter Shikli
Date: Jan 28, 2019 8:37AM

As much as I did get some useful tips when I posted my previous request
for boilerplate to paste into RFPs to insure the delivery of accessible
websites and online applications, most of the responses were about the
VPATs and other technical criteria to audit the RFP's deliverable.  The
problem is that few agencies have procurement staff who have the
experience to make the relevant judgement calls.

What I was looking for was to parallel what they do for security when
there's a website RFP, that is, to define the security audit that must
be passed as part of acceptance testing.  The buyer can use an outside
service or their own IT group for the security audit if they have the
experience and availability.  Not finding that boilerplate for
accessibility anywhere, we've put a first draft at

I would like to invite the accessibility community to comment on that
boilerplate to make it as logical, accurate, and useful as possible. 
Then I plan to present that to the procurement community through our
client for their feedback.

My goal is to post a reusable boilerplate everyone is free to paste from
that page into their RFPs, something polished and practical to increase
the odds that websites and online applications are purchased with
accessibility in mind as the WebAIM logo says.

Peter Shikli
A Division of Bizware Online Applications, Inc.
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