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Digital Brown Bag: Understanding the VPAT

September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
October 6, 2017 - 10:30am

Thinking about purchasing a new software, product, and/or tool? Of course you are vetting it for security, but have you thought about the importance of also looking into its accessibility? As a public institution, it is critical (morally, ethically, and legally) to ensure our software and products are accessible to the campus community. First step in assessing the accessibility of a software or a product is asking ‘Does your product/software have a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template)?’ If you already inquired about this, kudos! However, this is not enough. Just because it comes with a VPAT does NOT mean it’s accessible. Bring your lunch and join us in learning more about the pros and cons of the VPAT, and how to determine credibility of a product/software’s VPAT.

To register, click the Event Registration link. The Instructional Technology Workshop page will open. In the calendar on the page, find and click the event name and then click Register for this workshop. You will be prompted to log in with your NetID and Password. Once logged in, click Signup... and then follow the prompts.

 

Cost: 
$0
Contact Information
413-545-2823
Hosted by: 
IT Instructional Innovation Staff