ITI has Updated the VPAT(R) Report

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The VPAT® form has been updated to incorporate the revised Section 508 ICT accessibility standards. The standards were revised earlier this year on January 18th. The original 1.3 version of the VPAT® will remain available until January 18th 2018. However, ITI recommends the use of the new VPAT® 2.0 over the original version.

The updated VPAT® does remain consistent with the original version in that it provides a column for recording conformance to each provision of a standard or guideline when appropriate, using four conformance levels. Additionally, it includes a column for providing a more detailed explanation for each response.

The updated VPAT® 2.0 includes the following:

  • A universal format  for three standards:
    • The U.S. Federal government’s Revised Section 508 Standards
    • The European Union’s EN 301 549 “Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT product and services in Europe”
    • The W3C/WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.0
  • Instructions for essential requirements to use the VPAT® service mark and best practices, which provide for consistent, uniform and more complete reporting by manufactures.
  • A Product Description field
  • An Evaluations Methods Used field
  • A Notes field for the report and each table

More information and resources can be found on the ITI website.

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