Accessible Procurement Standards
Hampshire strives to purchase and develop information technology that is accessible to users with disabilities.
If you plan to purchase new software or other technology for the college, you'll need to take accessibility into account. Please use the steps below as guidance.
- Contact the IT Accessibility Working Group to evaluate the accessibility of high-impact technology purchases and developments. The more information you have collected about the product already, the smoother this process will be.
- Vendors are often able to provide accessibility information about their products. Before you purchase, ask that your vendor provide accessibility information by responding to our Vendor/Bidder EIT Accessibility Questionnaire (pdf).
- The Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Clause (see ABC Contract Clauses), which ensures compliance to accessibility standards and regulations, must be included in any contract or RFP involving the purchase or procurement of EITs.