Product Accessibility

Use an Evaluation matrix instead of VPATS in procurement

VPATS as the name implies is voluntary and federal agencies cannot hold the the vendor to compliance based on a VPAT. Instead an evaluation matrix is more effective as you make the vendors respond to the applicable provisions for their products and score them based on their compliance. This ensure fair and open competition as per the FAR and also ensures the agency buys the most compliant product. When vendors respond ...more »

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Improve product accessibility reporting tools

Poor VPAT, nobody loves ya. You need a makeover! The refreshed 508 provisions deserve a refreshed reporting tool, one developed by all stakeholders. It could feature: - live, online creation, indexing, and searchability - real-time training for vendors and buyers alike on the meaning of the provisions and any product-category-specific guidance - room to report testing results and workarounds - AT compatibility info, ...more »

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