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Q & A From This Week’s VPAT Webinar

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Yesterday Matt Arana from SSB BART Group presented a webinar on the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), reviewing the technical, functional and support requirements, as well as the various levels of support.  He covered basic technical and functional testing concepts and SSB’s own testing methodology and reporting. The recorded webinar is available now on our site if you’d like to check it out.  If you have any problems accessing the recording please contact me at kim.phillips@ssbbartgroup.com. Matt got a lot of great questions during the webinar which he has answered and I thought they’d be worth sharing.  If you view… Read More

Second ANPRM on Section 508 from US Access Board Due Out First Week of December

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Mr. Tim Creagan of the US Access Board indicated today that the second advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) should appear in the in the next few weeks. The US Access Board has submitted the ANPRM to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and it will be published in the Federal Register hopefully in the first week of December. Additionally, it was indicated that the Access Board estimates that in a year from now (fall 2012) the US Access Board will publish the Notice of Proposal Rulemaking in the Federal Register. This will give sufficient time for commenting on the… Read More

How to get a VPAT

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Many customers come to SSB with the goal of getting a VPAT for their product. (Often that happens sometime between April and July when the Federal sales team for the company is trying to close contracts prior to the end of the government fiscal year and realizes they need a VPAT to get through the procurement process.) The primary focus in most of these situations is generally not to improve the level of compliance or accessibility of the product but, instead, to produce an accurate VPAT to ensure the product can (i) be procured by the Federal government and (ii)… Read More

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