There is a misconception that Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) are always voluntary. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others. The United States Access Board discusses the Section 508 law and its responsibility for developing accessibility standards for EIT to incorporate into regulations that govern Federal procurement practices.
This law was extended to technology companies providing services to any Government entity.
The following is an alphabetic list of company PDF’s or websites with links to their product or service accessibility information.
- The list is in alphabetical order by vendor name has no other significance.
- The list does not represent all vendors Mosaic451 represents.
- URLs are provided where Vendors make content publicly available.