[Athen] 508 & WCAG 2 compliant documents

Schafer, Carmen schafercg at missouri.edu
Fri Jan 8 05:29:19 PST 2016

Dear Colleagues,
Our institution (University of Missouri) is currently in the process of adopting new policies for the accessibility for IT products purchased through the official procurement process. At present, we only require vendors to complete a Section 508 VPAT. Eventually, we would like to require that all vendors complete a form attesting to the accessibility of their product in terms of WCAG 2.0 standards. This form would be very similar to the standard 508 VPAT in format, and the templates and examples that we have been looking at have been calling such a form a "WCAG 2.0 Support Statement."

Would anyone be willing to share information relating to an experience with creating and/or using a form similar to a 508 VPAT but covering WCAG 2.0 and/or experience with transitioning from requiring vendors to complete 508 VPATs to requiring them to complete WCAG 2.0 documentation? Any and all information and guidance is appreciated. If you prefer, you may contact me offline.

Thank you for your assistance,

Carmen Schafer
Business Technology Analyst-Specialist, ACT Center
Division of IT, University of Missouri

Office (573) 882-8838
schafercg at missouri.edu<mailto:schafercg at missouri.edu>

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