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Accessibility: Learn More

This guide provides resources for making instructional content accessible.

Universal Design for Learning

Helpful Organizations

Accessible Classroom

VPATS

VPAT is a vendor generated statement (using a required template) that provides relevant information on how a vendor’s product or service claims to conform ACCESSIBILITY standards associated with Section 508 Standards.

An updated template, VPAT 2.0 was created October 2017.  (The new template allows companies to report conformance with WCAG 2.0.)

  • The VPAT was designed to provide information on how a product or service conforms to the Section 508 Accessibility Standards (from the U.S. Access Board) for Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) in a consistent fashion and format.
  • In general, Vendors should generate a VPAT whenever they develop products or services that are determined to be EIT.
  • In each VPAT, the vendor is expected to make specific statements, in simple understandable (recommended) language, about how their product or service meets the requirements of the Section 508 Standards (section by section, and paragraph by paragraph).

BlackBoard Courseware Accessibility

Useful Resources

Open Access Library Resources