[Athen] 508 & WCAG 2 compliant documents
skeegan at ccctechcenter.org
Fri Jan 8 10:29:03 PST 2016
I am going to second the work that George Mason did on creating evaluation
templates specific to WCAG 2.0. While most vendors I have interacted with
just respond with a 508 VPAT, the GM template for WCAG 2.0 can still be
useful for internal reviews as well as to document conversations with the
vendor (e.g., is something on a product road map, is it configurable, etc.).
I used the GM template as a model for my own template due to specific
questions I wanted answered as part of websites and web applications. That
said, what I am seeking from the vendor is some type of documentation about
accessibility specific to WCAG 2.0, AA. We included language that says a
vendor can use either the template or provide some third-party evaluation
review specific to WCAG 2.0, AA.
On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jeffrey Dell <jeffreydell99 at gmail.com>
> George Mason has some documents posted that might be helpful.
> We are going through the same process of creating purchasing
> guidelines and policies now and I like the VPAT's GM has for WCAG and
> They would need to weigh in on the effectiveness or how fun it is to
> get vendors to follow through.
> On 1/8/16, Schafer, Carmen <schafercg at missouri.edu> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> > the standard 508 VPAT in format, and the templates and examples that we
> > 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
> > 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
> > VPATs to requiring them to complete WCAG 2.0 documentation? Any and all
> > information and guidance is appreciated. If you prefer, you may contact
> > 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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