A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT™) is a document that explains how information and communication technology (ICT) products such as software, hardware, electronic content, and support documentation meet (conform to) the Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility. VPATs™ help Federal agency contracting officials and government buyers to assess ICT for accessibility when doing market research and evaluating proposals.
Government solicitations which include ICT will specify accessibility requirements, indicating which provisions are required to ensure the deliverable is accessible. A VPAT™ is a good way to address the accessibility requirements defined in the solicitation.
DSI has generated a VPAT™ for Ponemah v5.60 and FinePointe that’s intended to be marketed to the Federal government and universities that require the use of the VPAT ™.
- Download the current VPAT™ template from the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) website.
- Make it easy to find your product’s VPAT™ on your company’s website (e.g., link to it on the product description page).