CivicActions receives contract award from GSA to improve digital accessibility of compliance reports

“CivicActions is excited to announce a new contract with General Services Administration (GSA) to reimagine the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) into a modernized format to support better accessibility for digital products.

The VPAT currently exists as a lengthy Word document that lists accessibility requirements for technology products, such as software and hardware. It’s often used by vendors during the proposal process to demonstrate the accessibility of their digital products — but the outdated format of the VPAT hinders its effectiveness.

CivicActions will help the GSA convert its VPAT to a machine-readable format, called the Open Product Accessibility Template (OPAT). This will be an open standard used by vendors to produce compliance reports just as they do currently with VPAT — but with the improved template, the reports will be in structured digital files that are easier to validate and update.

This work will result in:

  • Better understanding of the accessibility of digital products
  • Stronger consideration for accessibility in procurement processes
  • Easier management of accessibility reporting by agency staff in accordance with best practices…” Read the full announcement here.

Source: GSA Engages CivicActions to Modernize VPAT to Improve Digital Accessibility – July 8, 2021. CivicActions.

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