Vendor Accessibility Guidelines & Checklist


 

This checklist should be referred to before purchasing digital products and services. It provides guidance about what to look for when evaluating digital products and services, including questions and information that can be requested of vendors.

The vendor should indicate whether the goods and/or services proposed to be provided fully conform with the accessibility guidelines of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.1 level A and AA published by the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”).

During vendor demonstrations, the vendor should demonstrate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.1 level A and AA published by the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”).

Questions about technology accessibility, this checklist or assistance with vendor demonstrations should be directed to Theresa Montano theresa.montano@state.co.us.


__ The vendor should provide a fully completed Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) for the product/service. When filling out the VPAT®, vendors are asked to carefully respond and make sure to explain why the product may or may not meet accessibility standards


__ The vendor should provide a third-party attestation of product accessibility compliance.


Conform to WCAG 2.1 A and AA? 
__ Yes  
__ No 
__ Not Applicable


__ The vendor should provide a policy, commitment, or mission statement regarding electronic accessibility.


__ The vendor should describe accessibility conformance testing procedures (if applicable).


__ The vendor should provide direct contact information (phone and email) for the individual in the company who can address questions about the Accessibility of good(s)/service(s).


__ The vendor should outline how they keep abreast of changing legal requirements and accessibility best practices.


__ If the vendor indicates goods and/or services are not fully accessible, the vendor should provide a roadmap on how they plan to make goods and/or services fully compliant.


Adapted from kent.edu/accessibility