[Athen] Accessible information technology policies question

Ron ronrstewart at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 13:32:08 PST 2016

Hi Shawn, most of my clients have established an exception process. They
still are required to purchase the most accessible based on their
accessibility evaluation protocols irregardless of additional cost. For the
longest time multifunction business machines where a good example. Vendors
claimed their devices where "ADA compliant" but the input tray was just
barely reachable from a chair, and the scanner plate lid weighed to much.

Here is the link to Temple Universities'

Ron Stewart

On Friday, February 19, 2016, Shawn Foster <fosters at sou.edu> wrote:

> For those that have an accessible information technology policy on campus

> (specifically one that includes procurement) - how are acquisitions for

> which there is no accessible alternative handled?


> For example: a program of study wants to acquire a software application

> that does X. They do a search and are unable to find an accessible

> application to do X. How does your policy handle this?


> Feel free to respond offline, if that is more comfortable.

> Thanks,

> Shawn


> *Shawn Foster*


> Disability Resources Coordinator | U-CAM Coordinator


> Southern Oregon University | 1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland OR 97520

> 541-552-6213



> Why I'm at SOU: http://youtu.be/Ski0MzPd5IM



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