Policy - Accessibility
Technology is changing our world and lives for the better, including for people with disabilities and age-related limitations. For such individuals, internet, hardware, and software-based solutions help empower them at home, in school, and in the workplace, accessing information, entertainment, education, and employment opportunities from nearly anywhere in the world.
ITI is the leading technology industry voice for accessibility policies and standards. Working closely with governments, consumers, and a range of industry sectors around the world, we encourage policymakers to focus on desired performance and outcomes rather than technical prescriptions, allowing the technology industry the flexibility to innovate and compete to deliver cost-effective solutions that empower everyone, regardless of ability.
PLEASE NOTE: ITI is in the process of finalizing an update to our VPAT® tool to incorporate the revised Section 508 ICT accessibility standards and guidelines, officially published by the U.S. Access Board on January 18, 2017. The updated VPAT® 2.0 Beta can be found via a link below. We have renamed the original VPAT version 1.0. It is also linked below and will remain available for a short time longer.
The updated VPAT has been expanded to also serve as a reporting tool for EN 301 549, the European Union’s “Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe,” and WCAG 2.0, W3C/WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Accordingly, we recommend use of VPAT® 2.0 Beta in place of version 1.0.