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Understanding VPATs | Ensuring Accessibility Compliance in Today’s Procurement Landscape
October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
In today’s digitally-driven world, accessibility is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Government entities, government-funded agencies, and commercial enterprises have recognized the importance of accessibility standards in software procurement. One essential tool in this process is the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), which evaluates a product’s adherence to Section 508 and WCAG accessibility standards.
Join us for an informative webinar that dives deep into the world of VPATs and their significance in ensuring equitable access for individuals with disabilities. Discover why VPATs have become a critical requirement for software vendors and how they can benefit your organization.
During this webinar, you will learn:
- Why VPATs are now a requirement for government and business software procurement, impacting a product’s eligibility for purchase.
- What details of Section 508 (US) impact procurement.
- How proactive accessibility efforts can reduce legal and financial risks while enhancing the user experience.
- Why a skilled team in WCAG and VPAT processes are required to ensure a VPAT reflects advanced accessibility beyond essential compliance.
- How VPATs transform from static documents into a dynamic resource that mirrors a product’s current accessibility state.