Section 508

Overview

Section 508 requires U. S. federal agencies to research accessibility features before purchasing technology products. VPATs are templates used as tools to do the necessary research. Detailed accessibility information about DasNet offered products is easily available in our online database, which is available to government purchasers and the public.

Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 USC 794d), as amended by P.L. No. 106-246 (July 13, 2000), is implemented by Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards set forth in regulations of the US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (36 CFR Part 1194). Products used by U.S. federal agencies are required to be accessible by people with disabilities. In addition, federal agencies are required to research technology products before purchase to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.

The U.S. Access Board is now updating the Section 508 standards. This effort will address new technologies and other areas where the standards need to be modified. HP participated in the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Council (TEITAC) to develop recommendations to the U.S. Access Board for changes to the Section 508 standards.

VPATs

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) are used to do the research necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 508. These Internet based tools help government agencies determine if technology products they are considering purchasing meet their accessibility requirements. DasNet Accessibility has created a VPAT product database to provide detailed information on the accessibility features that support Section 508 requirements. To search the VPAT accessibility database, select one of the following OEM links:

http://buyaccessible.net/VARC/

http://www.govplace.com/about/contracts/section-508-vpat/


3M 508-VPAT



Acronis 508-VPAT



APC 508 Blanket



APC 508 Compliance



Belkin 508 Compliance



Blacberry 508 Compliance



Blacberry Accessibility



Canon 508 Compliance



Check Point 508 Compliance



Cisco Accessibility



DRS 508 Compliance



Eaton 508 Compliance



Fortinet 508 Compliance



Fujitsu 508 Compliance



HP Accessibility



HP Designjet 4500 Stacker VPAT



Ipswitch WS FTP Professional VPAT



Ipswitch WS FTP Server VPAT



LG LCD 508 Compliance



NEC LCD 508 Compliance



NEC Projector 508 Compliance



NEC Large Format LCD 508 Compliance



Plantonics Call Center HAC Headsets VPAT



Plantonics Wireless HAC Headsets VPAT



Plantonics Wireless Non-HAC Headsets VPAT



Plantonics Clarity HAC Handsets VPAT



Plantonics Polaris Non-HAC Headsets VPAT



Plantonics Clarity Amplified Phones HAC VPAT



Plantonics Wireless HAS-C Headsets VPAT



Samsung Mobility VPAT



Smarttech VPAT



Smarttech Meeting Pro VPAT



Solarwinds VPAT



Tripp Lite VPAT



Various VPAT Links



Xerox VPAT


ADOBE

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products.html


APC

http://www.apc.com/site/Solutions/index.cfm/government/section-508/


APPLE

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/resources/


AUTODESK

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=18042533


BROTHER

http://www.brother-usa.com/Business/government/section508/accessibility.aspx


CANON

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/office?pageKeyCode=vpat


CISCO

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/responsibility/accessibility/legal_regulatory/vpats.html


DELL

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/corp-comm/cr-diversity-customer-disabilities?c=us&l=en&s=corp&delphi:gr=true

http://software.dell.com/legal/section-508.aspx


EPSON

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/Help/Reg508.jsp


FUJITSU

http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/www/content/accessibility/index.php?WT.svl=footer5


IBM

https://www-03.ibm.com/research/accessibility/requests/accvpat.nsf/bidxjs?OpenForm


INTEL

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/section-508-vpats-for-intel-software-development-products


IPSWITCH

http://www.whatsupgold.com/s/section-508.aspx

http://www.ipswitchft.com/resources/compliance.aspx


LEXMARK

http://www.lexmark.com/en_US/solutions/industry-solutions/government/federal/section-508.shtml


MICROSOFT

http://www.microsoft.com/government/en-us/products/section508/Pages/default.aspx


NEC

http://www.necunifiedsolutions.com/main/Products/ProProduct.asp?prodid=238&searchtext=Section508


NOVELL

http://www.novell.com/products/accessibility/


NUANCE

http://www.nuance.com/company/company-overview/company-policies/accessibility/index.htm


ORACLE

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/index.html


QUANTUM

http://www.quantum.com/solutions/industrysolutions/government/508/index.aspx


REDHAT

http://www.redhat.com/solutions/industry/government/certifications.html


RICOH

http://www.ricoh-usa.com/about/accessibility/accessibility.aspx?alnv=access&tsn=canada


SONY

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/mkt-government/resource.know.bbsccms-assets-mkt-gov-thingstoknow-508home.shtml


VISIONEER

http://www.visioneer.com/products/default.asp?category=GOVERNMENT


VMWARE

http://www.vmware.com/accessibility


WYSE

http://www.wyse.com/solutions/industries/government/accessibility-information


XEROX

http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/section-508-process/enus.html