All electronic products or services purchased by the University should be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Some staff, students, faculty and the public may find it difficult or impossible to use an electronic product/service that has significant accessibility problems. This situation exposes the University to risk, increases costs, and undermines the University’s commitment to accessibility.

The Electronic Accessibility Committee developed guidelines to help UC procurement and electronic accessibility staff ensure that their procurement processes support the need to purchase accessible electronic products/services. It is cheaper and easier to require accessibility when making a purchase, rather than trying to remediate an accessibility problem after purchase.

Accessible procurement guidelines PDF

Ensuring IT products and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities

Policy Link

Direct link to the UC IT Accessibility Policy

WCAG 2.0 checklist PDF

Questions and checklist to include in RFPs for web-based purchases

Supplier Demo Guide

How suppliers should demonstrate the accessibility of their products.

UC Terms & Conditions of Purchase

See Article 6D and E for accessibility requirements on the UC Terms & Conditions on Procurement Services page