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VPAT Services

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a template for reporting the level of Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) conformance of websites, web apps, mobile apps and their digital content, as required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Since January 2018, WCAG compliance has been a requirement for all websites, mobile apps, and digital content of federally funded organizations. Once completed, the resulting document is known as an Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR).

While the VPAT has traditionally been a tool for procurement of products and services for government agencies in order to meet Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act's digital accessibility requirements, commercial entities have begun to use VPATs to demonstrate ADA compliance as well. Both the ADA and 508 base accessibility on the same WCAG. Whether your a public or commercial entity, a VPAT and subsequent ACR serve as a common tool for measuring and demostrating the accessibility of a digital property.

In terms of process, a VPAT reports the results of a complete WCAG audit of the website or mobile application, so the audit comes first and it should be fresh. Not anyone is qualified to assess and execute a VPAT. To properly author a VPAT one must have a high level of WCAG and accessibility knowledge, and experience authoring VPATs. Therefore, VPAT authoring is often outsourced to professionals such as us. We author the VPAT and provide the final Accessibilty Conformance Report (ACR) for you.