[Athen] 508 & WCAG 2 compliant documents

Karlen Communications info at karlencommunications.com
Fri Jan 8 06:13:47 PST 2016


Would you also need a PDF/UA statement from vendors who provide PDF
documents looking ahead to the refresh of Section 508 being passed as law?

Cheers, Karen

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of Schafer, Carmen
Sent: January 8, 2016 8:29 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] 508 & WCAG 2 compliant documents

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

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

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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