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Month: July 2011

My Challenge to the Accessibility Community: We Need an Accessibility Body of Knowledge

In my post “Barriers to Improving the Accessibility Game Plan”, one of the things I said was: There is a shocking lack of independent and open knowledge out there on accessibility. If we were to assemble a full compendium of information that exists on accessibility on the web, what we’d find is that the information …

Why a Third Party Should Prepare Your VPAT/GPAT

Introduction The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, was created by the Information Technology Industry Council as a means for vendors to supply information to government agencies regarding the level of compliance with the Technical, Functional Performance, and Documentation & Support requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This documentation format can help procuring …