You’ve been told you need to make your technology more accessible to people with disabilities, so you’ve taken steps to ensure compliance with the revised Section 508 standards of the Rehabilitation Act or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Accessible technology will empower people with disabilities to live their best lives with access to information and communication technology used in education, employment, and many other areas.
Now, you’re embarking on your next mission: to curate your company’s Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) in the VPAT format to document the level of support for the standards.
Who should complete your VPAT?
Now that you’re ready to fill out a VPAT template, you’re ready to choose someone best suited to do it for you. It’s extremely important that the person you select is up to date on the current accessibility laws and standards and has using experience using the latest VPAT 2 template. This is mostly to protect your company, and ensure your report has all the necessary elements. An incomplete or inaccurate ACR can put your company at risk if you’re awarded a contract and your product does not meet the criteria indicated in the VPAT template.
Check out our report on How to Choose a Digital Accessibility Vendor to learn more about how you can ensure you’re getting the right person for the job.