Section 508 Compliance

Get Your VPAT  and ACR  with accessiBe's Expert Team!

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is a 508 compliance requirement. The VPAT discloses the current accessibility level of an application and is used for creating an ACR (Accessibility Conformance Report). Our team is ready to help with that!
VPAT Prices:
$450 per product template
508 Compliance

Which businesses need a VPAT?

Government agencies and government-funded organizations need to be section 508 compliant and require your product to disclose its accessibility level using a VPAT. Our service also includes an ACR (Accessibility Conformance Report). You'll need a VPAT if your organization meets one of the below:
  • Your organization is a government agency
  • Your organization receives government funding
  • Your organziation is contracted by a government agency
  • You are marketing a product to government agencies
Don't be caught off guard

How often  do I need to renew  my VPAT and ACR?

If your product is still being developed and improved, it probably receives frequent updates. Those changes might make your VPAT and ACR irrelevant. You'll need a new VPAT when you make significant changes to your product, and ultimately at least once a year.
VPAT Made Simple

What do accessiBe's VPAT
projects look like?

  • 1Expert audit The first step of a succesful VPAT project is to start with a full, comprehensive expert audit to learn exactly where your product stands.
  • 2Filling the VPAT Using the audit report, we'll accurately fill the VPAT itself based on the findings.
  • 3Project delivery You'll get notified, and be able to download a fully filled VPAT (ACR) right from your account dashboard. This is the final document you'll need to make public or available upon request.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is a VPAT?

    A VPAT is a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. Simply put, it’s a document that lists a set of criteria for businesses to voluntarily assess and report on the accessibility of their website.

  • Which type of VPAT do you do?

    We can accommodate the folowing VPAT versions: WCAG, Section 508, Revised Section 508, EN 301549, and International (INT).

  • How often should I update a VPAT?

    Your VPAT should be updated when your website undergoes a redesign or when major new content is added. Otherwise, it should be renewed annually.

  • Should my company create the VPAT?

    No. VPAT is a template created and maintained by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) website. You'll use the VPAT to produce an ACR (Accessibility Conformance Report).

  • Do we need to redo the VPAT if accessibility issues are found?

    No. VPAT does neither require, nor demonstrate full 100% compliance. Instead, disclose the accessibility level or product transparently, including known issues.

  • How long is the turnaround time?

    VPAT projects usually take a week longer than an expert audit project because they include an expert audit project as part of the process.

  • I was told I need a VPAT, but I don’t understand why?

    If you work for a government agency or are entering a contract with a company that does, for them to keep 508 compliance, they will require a VPAT from you.

  • Is there a minimum VPAT score needed for compliance?

    There is no requisite score for compliance or for the VPAT to be considered compliant.

  • Which types of legislation is a VPAT necessary for?

    VPAT is necessary for compliance with Section 508. Therefore if your business is or does business with a government agency, you will need a VPAT.

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