GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Sell: ICT Vendors and Section 508

Vendor Role in Section 508

If you manufacture, build, design, create, teach, or resell an ICT product or service then you are an ICT vendor. If as an ICT vendor you want to do business with the Federal government, then you must know how to demonstrate that your ICT conforms to the Section 508 Standards.

Vendor Accessibility Resource Center

Many government buyers use the Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) to perform market research on the accessibility of their intended EIT purchases. To ensure your accessibility information is available, you can list your company with VARC.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a standard industry tool used to document a product's conformance with Section 508 standards.

Quick Links

Quick Links provide a Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT) which identifies applicable Section 508 provisions for a number of standard ICT deliverables. Vendors can use the GPAT to create their own VPAT to let government buyers know how well you think your product or service addresses Section 508 provisions.