Voluntary Product Accessibility (VPAT) and Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR)

What is a VPAT?

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 external link or WCAG external link for IT accessibility. A completed VPAT with all necessary information is known as an Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR).

In the case of open-licensed/sources and/or free EIT, there may not be a VPAT, statement of compliance, or a person to contact regarding the accessibility of the software. It is the responsibility of the person who procures this product to confirm its compliance with the CSCU Accessibility Policy external link or seek out appropriate staff to assist in the accessibility review of the product.