[Athen] vetting purchases

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Mon Oct 10 09:20:49 PDT 2016

Hi Leyna.

Our OIT ICT accessibility team handles that. All technology purchases are vetted. You can read about our process on our accessibility page:



From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 10:04 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] vetting purchases

Hi all,

We are in the process of hiring some of our top positions here at the university and I have some questions for other institutions since I’m asking them of some of our candidates.

Do you have someone vetting technology purchases and other purchases for accessibility? If so, which department takes care of the vetting? Is there a specific process they follow?

I think our institution is in the great position of being able to set these standards and I’m hoping to get good ideas for suggestions to our new leaders.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Sean Keegan
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 9:41 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: [Athen] Reminder: Call for Nominations - We Need Participation!

Hello ATHEN members,

The ATHEN Annual Meeting is coming up soon and this year there are several Executive positions that need to be filled. We are requesting nominations for the following ATHEN Executive positions:
- President
- Secretary
- One Member-at-Large representative

Further, it is with a heavy heart that I announce a special election this year for the Vice-President position.

For a general overview of the job responsibilities, please see the following web page under the heading "ARTICLE V--EXECUTIVE OFFICERS": http://athenpro.org/node/3

You are welcome to nominate yourself for these positions. If you are nominating another individual, it is highly recommended that you check with that person as to their availability. These positions are members of the ATHEN Executive Council and require some participation.

Please submit all nominations to Joe Humbert (joe at a11yeval.com<mailto:joe at a11yeval.com>) or Robert Beach (rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>).

Nominations will close on Thursday, October 13 at 5PM (Pacific Daylight Time). Voting will become available shortly thereafter.

Thank you for your time,
Sean Keegan
ATHEN President
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