Reporting Accessibility with VPAT 2 - A Guide for Vendors

Reporting Accessibility with VPAT 2 - A Guide for Vendors

Live Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access
Target Audience: B2B Technology Companies, Software Companies, Engineers, Product Engineers, Products Managers, Technology Managers
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate 

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Overview: 

The new VPAT 2 format offers multiple templates, allowing vendors to document conformance common with several common standards including the refreshed Section 508, WCAG 2.1, and EN 301 549 for vendors who sell into Europe or Australia.

As the demand for accessible technology grows, so does the demand for product manufacturers and vendors to formally document their product's or service's conformance with accessibility standards. A VPAT is often a procurement requirement, but even when it's not, having a well written VPAT can be a compelling competitive differentiator for vendors who want to show potential buyers that they're actively evaluating and building accessibility into the products and services they deliver.

Objectives:

  • Participants will receive an overview of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) format
  • Participants will be given an overview on accessibility standards covered and in relation to international regulations
  • Participants will learn how to create an accessibility conformance report using the VPAT 2 format
  • Participants learn how to use the VPAT 2 with different product types

Speaker Bios:

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With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan Avila brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with an extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platform and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.

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