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Arkansas Technology Access Clause
The vendor expressly acknowledges that state funds may not be expended in connection with the purchase of information technology unless that system meets certain statutory requirements, in accordance with State of Arkansas technology policy standards and Act 1227 of 1999, relating to accessibility by persons with visual impairments.
Accordingly, the vendor represents and warrants to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, that the technology provided to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for purchase is capable, either by virtue of features included within the technology or because it is readily adaptable by use with other technology, of:
- Providing equivalent access for effective use by both visual and non-visual means.
- Presenting information, including prompts used for interactive communications, in formats intended for non-visual use.
- After being made accessible, it can be integrated into networks for obtaining, retrieving, and disseminating information used by individuals who are not blind or visually impaired.
For purposes of this paragraph, the phrase “equivalent access” means a substantially similar ability to communicate with or make use of the technology. This access may be made either directly by features incorporated within the technology or by other reasonable means such as assistive devices or services which would constitute reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar state or federal laws. Examples of methods by which equivalent access may be provided include, but are not limited to, keyboard alternatives to mouse commands and other means of navigating graphical displays, and customizable display appearance. If requested, the vendor must provide a detailed plan for making this purchase accessible and/or a validation of concept demonstration.