All computers, devices, software, related peripherals, and other college-issued technology are purchased through the IT Services department using the IT Purchasing Procedure. (This excludes cell phones, which are handled through the Purchasing Office). If the purchase involves legally protected data, it must be vetted by the appropriate data steward. ALL purchases of technology - hardware, software, web-based resources, electronic resources associated with textbooks, etc - must be vetted PRIOR TO PURCHASE to assure compliance with Accessible Technology laws and policies.
The purpose of the IT Purchasing Policy and Procedure is to ensure equal and effective electronic and information technology access and to comply with Policy #101 of the WA State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and WCAG 2AA.
This policy also assures that the College is an effective steward of technology assets, which comprise a growing share of the overall College budget.
All Faculty and Staff and others who use college issued computers, devices, peripherals, software, cell phones, etc.