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Re: VPAT Resource


From: Tracy Buetow
Date: Feb 21, 2008 8:40AM

Another of this type of resource:

TecAccess has a partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA).
Our goal is to create market awareness and ensure quantity and quality of
the Buy Accessible Product and Services Directory (formerly known as the Buy
Accessible Data Center) to improve awareness of accessible products and
services available to Federal agencies.
The Buy Accessible Product and Services Directory provides critical
opportunities and requirements for Electronic and Information Technology
(E&IT) vendors. The free Buy Accessible tool provides E&IT vendors a means
to market and advertise their accessible products. Using the Buy Accessible
tool provides vendors with a consistent format and helps to ensure
compliance with Section 508 Federal law, policy and guidance when marketing
to Federal Government purchasers.
E&IT vendors simply register their company information and provide a link to
their accessible product and service information. Federal agency contract
officials who need to establish and document market research for purchases
of accessible E&IT products and services can then access this information
through the Buy Accessible tool.
In summary, GSA and TecAccess will encourage E&IT vendors and manufacturers
to register and submit their Section 508 product assessment information to
the Buy Accessible Product and Services Directory. If you would like more
information about the Directory, please visit the website at:

Tracy Buetow
SVP of Technology

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Hausler,Jesse
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:14 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] VPAT Resource

I happened upon a useful resource so I thought I would share. I know that
finding company VPATs can be a nightmare, let alone ones that are accurate.

I was searching for some vendor VPATs and I came across this site. They have
a VPAT directory for several companies, plus there's the ability to add a
company's VPAT page if it is not currently on the list.

Has anyone seem something similar before?

Jesse Hausler
Assistive Technology Resource Center
Colorado State University