Voluntary Product Accessibility Template 2.0 ® (VPAT 2.0 ®) is updated by Information Technology Industry Council ITIC. The purpose of the VPAT is to assist customers and buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology,” also referred to as “Information and Communication Technology” (ICT) products and services with features that support accessibility.
With the recent Section 508 refresh, it has become essential to have a The latest VPAT. can be downloaded from ITIC. Those who publish VPAT 2.0 have to follow the points outlined in essential requirements and best practices to complete the VPAT 2.0 conformance report.
VPAT 2.0 is updated from VPAT 1.0 to allow the venders create the accessibility conformance reports based on revised section 508 standards and section 255 guidelines. The current template also allows the user to report for W3C WCAG 2.0 standards and EN301 549 requirements. Venders are expected to report at least one of these standards to publish a VPAT® 2.0 report. VPAT 2.0 users agree not to deviate materially from the template format provided by ITIC, and to use the service mark (“®”) where appropriate. Further it is not mandatory to use the same format as provided on the ITIC. Venders can create their VPAT 2.0 reports in alternate formats such as PDF or HTML but the report must be accessible. Remove the content such as instructions and other sections which are not applicable for your product before publishing it following the instructions provided there.
The integrity of the data provided in VPAT 2.0 is the responsibility of the venders who created it. This template should allow the users / buyers to do a preliminary analysis of the accessibility features in the product.