Disability:IN and its corporate partners are committed to a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities. In the twenty-first century, diversity and inclusion is more than having a hiring process that encourages applicants with disabilities and more than employing and offering promotional opportunities for workers who are disabled. The private sector must also provide applicants and employees, including those with disabilities, the digital tools and support they need to thrive in the workforce.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion requires that digital tools, including software applications and other technologies, are accessible to and usable by employees and applicants with disabilities.
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- I want to expand my organization's culture to include accessibility
- Is there a business case for accessible procurement?
I want to involve our Employee Resource Group and people with disabilities in the procurement process
- I need to evaluate bids for accessibility
- I want a product but it is not (yet) accessible
- I need to write purchase contracts that will result in accessible technology
- What parts of my organization need to be involved with accessible procurement?
- I need an accessible procurement policy
- What if there is an accessibility problem after purchase?
- I need to prioritize accessibility plans for current technology
- I need to test digital products and services for accessibility
- I need to provide training that supports accessible procurement
- I need to educate my vendors about accessibility needs
- How do I get beyond the sales pitch and get real accessibility information from vendors?
- I have a VPAT - isn't that enough?