To help determine the priority a particular project should receive for accessibility, submit answers to the following questions. You will receive a response indicating whether the priority level should be high, medium, or low. The questions take into account various considerations that come into play in determining where to focus resources and effort first.
Is the project a new or existing activity?
Purchase; IT / communications project; website, system, application. New:
Purchase; IT / communications project; website, system, application. In progress:
Purchase; IT / communications project; website, system, application. Existing:
Is the project an update or revision?
Contract revision; website / system upgrade; migration to new service. Major update:
Contract revision, website / system upgrade. Minor update:
No planned changes. No update:
Who is the audience?
Approximate range: 1000 + Broad public Systemwide High priority user groups (e.g., students, patients). Large:
Approximate range: 50 - 1000 Internal to a department, function/group, location Medium:
Approximate range: 1 – 50 Internal to a department, function/group, location known, unique audience Small:
What is the implementation timeframe?
The project is in the planning stage.
The project is about to launch: High priority projects in this case may require a phased approach to achieving accessibility.
The project has already been implemented
Do vendors currently supply an accessible product?
One is available off the shelf, or as a customized solution (choose the vendor that offers an accessible solution).
No vendor has an accessible product (look into acceptable alternative solutions or a phased approach, and document the decision)
Are you creating/POSTING pdfs?
The pdfs will be widely accessed: They are about to be created and posted on a website; are already posted and accessed by a lot of people or the public (consider html instead); or are distributed to a broad audience.
The pdfs will not be posted: They won’t be posted on a website; or they will be distributed to a known, unique audience
The pdfs are already posted: They have been posted for a long time (retrofitting is given lower priority); or are accessed by a known, unique audience.
Has someone submitted a request for accommodation?
The request was submitted and approved; or it was submitted by a member of the public for a public activity.
The request was submitted by multiple people but denied (the number of requests may warrant more attention).
The request was submitted but denied.