Procurement

All web technology or software that Miami procures for use by students shall conform to the standards outlined in the Accessible Technology Policy. If a product is available and meets some, but not all, of the relevant accessibility standards, Miami will procure the product that best meets the standard, unless its purchase would result in undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration, or unless an exception applies pursuant to Miami's Accessible Technology Procurement Policy.

If your department is considering a technology purchase or contract renewal, please submit the Accessible Technology Request Form.  The review process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Please incorporate the review lead time in your procurement or renewal plan.

Accessibility Review Process

Miami Client Office Engagement

  • Obtain and Review VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) from the vendor
  • Obtain test link and credential for access

Accessibility Testing

  • Automated Testing
  • Manual Testing
  • Usability Testing (when applicable)
  • Quality Assurance

Vendor Engagement

  • Share accessible testing results with client office and vendor
  • A phone call to discuss findings
  • The vendor provides a roadmap for remediation of defects
  • Planned retest on mutually agreed upon timeline