Tuesday, September 22nd—2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
Purchasing products and building partnerships? Ensuring accessibility of your solutions starts with validating your vendor’s accessibility.
Vendor sourced products and services make up the majority of organization IT, and most products and services do not meet accessibility technical standards.
Jeff Kline, Program Director of Texas Statewide EIR Accessibility, will join us to discuss challenges and best practices for procuring accessible IT. During this webinar you’ll learn:
- How to build well-defined accessibility requirements into your solicitations
- The importance of engaging an Accessibility SME and their role in the procurement lifecycle
- How to validate the accessibility of vendor products and analyze Accessibility Conformance Reports
- How Policy Driven Adoption for Accessibility drives vendor awareness and progress towards more accessible offerings
About the Presenter
Jeff Kline is the author of “Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization” and is a recognized subject matter expert in keys areas of IT accessibility that include policy, rulemaking, process integration, procurement and risk mitigation. He currently serves as Program Director of Statewide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility at the Texas Department of Information Resources, and consults on IT accessibility policy matters for federal agencies, NGOs, and accessibility certification bodies. Prior to his current position in public service, Jeff managed IBM’s Worldwide Accessibility Consulting and Business Transformation initiatives, and held other management positions in research and product development during his 26 year IBM career including industrial design, operating system UI development, and system usability.