Consider accessibility when evaluating for purchase and prior to recommending use of a free digital resource or procuring a new digital product or service for the college. Initial steps that anyone can take are listed below, but please make an AskIT request if you would like help evaluating a product or purchase. 

Initial Steps to Assess Accessibility

  • Determine the scope and impact of the purchase by answering the following questions:
      1. Is this technology public facing or only available with campus authentication?
      2. How many people will see/use this technology?
      3. Who will use this technology? (students, faculty, staff, and/or public?)
      4. Who requested this technology? (you or someone else?)
  • Do a web search for the name of the product and the word "accessibility". You can also add to the search terms to see results from higher education institutions.