5. Procurement and Accessibility Policy
Procurement and Accessibility Policy
What brought about the decision to develop a culture of accessibility throughout the Sharp Clothing Company was the purchase of a shopping cart application for the company’s website without considering and properly evaluating it for accessibility. You decide to investigate strategies for procuring accessible products and services, and you start looking at how accessibility procurement practices will fit into the digital accessibility policy you have been piecing together.
This chapter will provide you with guidance on how to create a context for accessible procurement practices through a broader accessibility policy. It will also provide information on how to document your company’s accessibility requirements when communicating with external vendors, and how to assess and work with vendors to support accessibility for all users.