Drafting VPAT

Accesible Minds drafting VPAT Service

Accesible Minds drafting VPAT Service

What is VPAT?

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a standard template created by the U.S. General Services Administration and the Information Technology Industry Council. It is an essential tool for determining whether a product complies with Section 508 accessibility standards. In order to determine if a technical standard is completely supported, not supported, or not applicable, an evaluating corporation, government, or non-government organization uses the VPAT to examine each technical standard and assess the indicated products and services.

There are four versions of the VPAT:

  • VPAT 2.4 Rev 5O8: It is the U.S Federal accessibility standard
  • VPAT 2.4 Rev EU: It is the European Union’s “accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe”
  • VPAT 2.4 Rev WCAG: It is the WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, W3C/WAI’s recently updated web content accessibility guidelines.
  • VPAT 2.4 INT: It incorporates all three of the above standards.

While the VPAT template can be downloaded easily from the ITIC website, filing it is a tricky task. And that’s where we come in. Our team of experts at Accessible Minds are equipped with the required technical and accessibility knowledge to accurately assist you in filing your VPAT. With an expertise in Section 508 testing, we work with organizations by delivering a thorough audit of their products, identifying the accessibility difficulties, and developing VPAT’s that match the organizations accessibility needs.


What is the process of Drafting Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)?

Drafting a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) involves creating a comprehensive document that evaluates the accessibility of a product or service. It outlines how well the product conforms to accessibility standards and guidelines, allowing potential buyers to assess its accessibility features.

How can Drafting VPAT services benefit my organization?

Engaging Drafting VPAT services can help your organization showcase the accessibility features of your products or services to potential clients. With experts handling the process, you can ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the VPAT, instilling confidence in your commitment to accessibility compliance.

What do VPAT's developing services entail?

VPAT's developing services involve the creation and formulation of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for your products or services. These services cover in-depth assessments and evaluations of your offerings' accessibility, ensuring compliance with industry standards and guidelines.

Why is it important to have an accurate VPAT for my product/service?

Having an accurate VPAT is important as it provides a clear and transparent understanding of your product or service's accessibility level. An authentic VPAT helps potential buyers; including government agencies and organizations, make informed decisions by knowing the product's accessibility features and possible areas of improvement.

Can you explain the significance of VPATs for procurement processes?

While automated accessibility testing tools can be helpful for identifying some issues, they may not catch all accessibility component problems accurately. Manual testing and human expertise are essential to fully comprehend the context and nuances of accessibility barriers. Automated tools can serve as a starting point, but manual verification and remediation are necessary to achieve comprehensive accessibility compliance.