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Accessible Technology Procurement: A Free Tool For Accurate Assessment Beyond Technical Documentation and VPATs

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This webinar, Accessible Technology Procurement: A Free Tool For Accurate Assessment Beyond Technical Documentation and VPATs, was originally scheduled for November 14, 2023  and is now rescheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 2 - 3:30 pm EST. The webinar will be recorded for those not able to attend on the rescheduled date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

How do you know your school is purchasing accessible technology? And if a product is accessible today, do you have confidence it will stay that way as it gets updated?

Higher education accessibility experts from 15 universities synthesized best practices for procurement into a tool already used by hundreds of schools for IT Security vendor risk assessments to streamline processes. Learn about the questions schools are asking technology providers and how to use this free toolkit called the HECVAT (higher education community vendor assessment toolkit). Tips for collaboration on campus across units such as IT accessibility, security, privacy and purchasing will be discussed. We encourage you to invite those campus partners to join you for this webinar!


  • Kyle Shachmut

    Kyle Shachmut is the Director of Digital Accessibility at Harvard University, providing strategic direction to digital accessibility efforts across Harvard's schools. He works at the intersections of information technology, disability inclusion and academic administration. He led creation of Harvard's Digital Accessibility Services team and collaborates with institutional leaders to guide governance of the University's Digital Accessibility Policy. Previously, his focus area included a universal design approach integrating accessibility into at-scale learning experiences through HarvardX - Harvard's initiative that creates online courses through the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. Beyond Harvard, Kyle co-chairs the EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Community Group, the largest affinity group for digital accessibility professionals in higher education.

April 24, 2024
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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