Free webinar: Procurement - checking external products are accessible

This FREE webinar will focus on how you can ensure you procure accessible solutions for your needs from external suppliers. You’ll learn how Leeds Trinity University has been developing processes for working with partners to ensure online accessibility.AbilityNet and Leeds Trinity University logos

AbilityNet’s Abi James will outline top tips for accessibility checks to make when working with suppliers, and share her advice for how suppliers can provide accessible solutions for their clients.

You'll also receive a brief update on the latest news and advice about the implementation of Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations within universities, HE (higher education) institutions and other public sector organisations.

About the webinar

Claire Gibbons, Project Manager (Digital Team, Marketing and Communications) at Leeds Trinity University will be joining us to talk about accessible procurement at Leeds Trinity University (LTU). The University is coming to the end of an ambitious programme of work to renew its online publishing model through the procurement of a new web Content Management System, a new search solution, and recruiting a new Web Developer. Find out from Claire how accessibility can be built into your public sector procurement processes and website redevelopment projects at every stage, and how to work together with external agencies to ensure accessible products and services for all.
Abi James will also be sharing tips for what to check when buying from suppliers and the importance of validating accessibility credentials. She’ll provide advice for suppliers noting the need to understand what clients require from suppliers about accessibility; an understanding of accessibility law and how issues can be fixed.

When will the webinar take place?

Our webinar is FREE to join and will take place jointly with Leeds Trinity University on Thursday 27 February, 1-2pm GMT.

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Who is this webinar for?

  • Public sector organisations
  • Higher and further education institutions
  • Local government and the health sector
  • Website owners, digital leaders, IT and procurement specialists
  • Suppliers applying for tenders in the public sector
  • Web agencies interested in improving accessibility

The webinar will last 1 hour, include live captions, and a question and answer session.

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