VPAT Reports and Accessibility Audit Reports

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template reports (VPAT) and Accessibility Audit Reports (AAR) are two important services that our company offers to ensure the accessibility of your digital products and websites, aligning with compliance needs. VPATs detail conformance with accessibility standards, while AARs provide comprehensive evaluations of digital accessibility. These tools are essential for identifying and addressing accessibility issues in products and services.

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Accessibility Audit Reports - VPAT

A VPAT report is a standardized document that evaluates the accessibility features of a product or service. We provide VPAT reports to help you assess the level of accessibility of your digital products or websites. Our experts analyze your product or website based on WCAG or EN 301 549 guidelines and other accessibility standards, and then generate a comprehensive VPAT report. This report includes detailed information about the level of compliance with accessibility standards, highlighting any areas that need improvement. VPAT reports provide a structured evaluation of your product or service’s accessibility features. These reports are often created to comply with legal requirements or to demonstrate a commitment to accessibility. Here are some key characteristics of VPAT reports:

Structure

VPAT reports follow a standardized format and typically consist of several sections, including an executive summary, product details, tests and results, and an assessment of conformance to specific accessibility standards.

Accessibility evaluation

The report assesses various aspects of your product’s accessibility, such as compatibility with assistive technologies, keyboard accessibility, navigation, color contrast, alternative text for images, and more. It may list specific accessibility standards or guidelines used for the evaluation, like the EN 301 549 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Conformance levels

VPAT reports often indicate the level of conformance with accessibility standards using a scale defined by the template. The scale may include levels like “Supports,” “Partially Supports,” or “Does Not Support” to clearly communicate your product’s accessibility compliance.

Product details

The report provides information about the product or service being evaluated, including its name, version, and any relevant specifications. It may also include details about the environment in which the assessment was conducted, such as operating systems, browsers, and assistive technologies used.

Test procedures and results

The VPAT report outlines the methods and tools used to evaluate accessibility. It describes the specific tests performed and provides an overview of the results, including any barriers or limitations discovered during the assessment.

Recommendations

Depending on the evaluation results, VPAT reports may include recommendations for improving accessibility. These recommendations can help you identify areas for enhancement and prioritize remediation efforts.