IT News You Can Use - January 23

Posted: January 23, 2023

Did You Know?

Did you know there is significant lead time to navigate signing of terms and conditions for new software by purchasing?  In addition, all new software must go through an accessibility assessment, which includes collecting relevant info from the vendor, and often, full testing of the application which takes around 4 months right now (see below if you want to help with the evaluation).  All cloud based applications require a security assessment as well which again requires vendor cooperation.  Even free applications must undergo these assessments.  Please be aware of this requirement when planning for future software needs, to allow appropriate lead time.

ETS is already making preparations for the Autumn 2023 semester and having a defined list of software needed on Citrix and in the labs will be extremely important given the steps mentioned above.  It is never too early to start thinking about your software needs for next year so you are ready when we come calling!


 

Accessibility Tips and Tricks

 

Are you interested in becoming part of the accessibility assessment process for the College of Engineering?  We are looking for individuals who would like to learn more about becoming a Certified Evaluator to test software and applications for digital accessibility compliance.  To learn more about this opportunity or ask questions, please email Ashley Bricker at bricker.174@osu.edu.