What does VPAT® stand for? VPAT® stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. The VPAT is a template used to document how accessible an information and communication technology product (ICT) is as part of a procurement process. VPATs are used to evaluate compliance with accessibility standards for software, mobile applications, e-learning, web sites, documentation, and hardware. Once the VPAT is complete, it becomes an Accessibility Conformance Report (also called an[…]READ MORE about VPAT Primer: What is a VPAT?
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This post adapted from the article, “Understanding Accessibility in the Procurement Process” originally published in the September 2020 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a division of LexisNexis. Why Digital Accessibility Matters Public sector entities such as the federal government, state government, and higher education institutions are required by various laws to try and procure products that are usable by[…]READ MORE about Understanding Digital Accessibility in the Procurement Process
*NOTE: The Information Technology Industry Council has released subsequent minor VPAT revisions, available on the ITIC VPAT® web page. The Current VPAT Version 2.4 was released February 2020. Last reviewed / updated: 4/30/2021 This post adapted from the article, “VPAT 2.X, The Evolution of the Accessibility Conformance Report,” originally published in the November 2019 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a[…]READ MORE about VPAT 2.X, The Evolution of the Accessibility Conformance Report | Part One: An Overview
Accessibility in the News — August 30, 2019. NOTE: To get news like this every week in your inbox, before it hits our website, subscribe to our Accessibility in the News e-newsletter. There are no ads or graphics, and we never send spam. Just use the sign-up form on this page to subscribe and stay up to date! Feature Story Skip to National News (U.S.) | Skip to International News[…]READ MORE about School is Back in Session, but are Schools as Accessible as They Should Be?