Launching Accessibility Resource Center

Government buyers can now use the Accessibility Resource Center to find accessibility information on the product or service they intended to buy. The Accessibility Resource Center contains an alphabetic list of many company websites with links to their product and service accessibility information, including VPATs when available. Many of these companies participate in the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory, but we find there is often more up to date information on their websites.

Accessibility Resource Center is also integrated into the BuyAccessible Wizard’s market research section. Wizard users can use Accessibility Resource Center to conduct their market research and document the results in the Wizard.

Government buyers, if you do not find what you are looking for, please refer to GSA Section 508 guidance document on conducting accessibility market research. You can also ask vendor s to provide you with a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for the product in your solicitation. (Here are some more posts about VPATs.)

Vendors, if you have accessibility information on the internet and are not on this list, you are welcome to please send us your information to include in our next release.

The websites listed in the Accessibility Resource Center have been found using internet searches and were not necessarily given to us by the vendor themselves. We do not guarantee that all URLs are working or up to date.

If you have used the ARC and have any comments about it, please let us know.

This the latest post from the Accessibility Forum 2.0 blog.

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