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Michigan Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

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Michigan Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

The state of Michigan is required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and has adopted a formal policy regarding accessibility requirements. The state of Michigan evaluates the accessibility of vendor’s proposed IT solutions through the use of documents called Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) and Government Product Accessibility Templates (GPAT). Vendors use these document to self-assess their products accessibility.

The VPAT is used for websites, applications and software and uses Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Vendors may consider, where relevant, the W3C’s Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) for non-web software and content.

The GPAT is used for hardware, telecom, printers, copiers, etc.

Michigan Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT) DTMB-3559

Michigan Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) DTMB-3562