It is important that accessibility is in the forefront as Mount Holyoke community members select and procure new electronic and information technology (EIT). All EIT procurement at Mount Holyoke College must be done in consultation with LITS (Library, Information & Technology Services) to ensure appropriate compliance steps are followed. To consult LITS on a software product or service purchase, please fill out the MHC Software Purchasing Form. When appropriate, LITS staff will negotiate EIT accessibility contract language with vendors as part of standard contract negotiation processes.
Below is some information about steps that must be taken to best address accessibility when selecting and procuring new EIT. LITS can help facilitate this process.
Here are some initial steps to assess accessibility when selecting and procuring new technologies. LITS can help facilitate this process.
LITS uses the questionnaire below to engage vendors about EIT accessibility and help gather information about accessibility of products and services:
Describe your efforts to be compliant with WCAG 2.0 Level AA for web-based technology, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Mount Holyoke College Technology Access Committee can help facilitate accessibility evaluations of EIT products and services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about additional best practices in selecting procuring accessible products and services.