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CSU Vendor Accessibility Requirements

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Final Standards and Guidelines covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017. Compliance with the section 508-based standards is required by January 18, 2018. The rule harmonizes these requirements with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a globally recognized voluntary consensus standard for web content and ICT. The rule references Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.x and applies them not only to websites, but also to electronic documents and software.

  • VPAT 2.2 508 - July 2018 template is available to create an Accessibility Conformance Report. The VPAT 2.2 508 - July 2018 was created by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC).
  • VPAT 2.2 508 - July 2018 template is a generic document that covers more than the 2017 section 508 requirements. It also has a section for the European Law EN 301 549 this need not be filled out for the CSU.
  • The CSU requires more information in the Remarks and Explanations section of the Accessibility Conformance Report than indicated in the directions of the document.
  • Further explanation of each criteria is available at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines on the Federal Registrars website.

REQUIREMENTS for completing an Accessibility Conformance Report for the CSU

  1. Read the instructions on pages 1-8 and page 10 of the VPAT 2.x
  2. Review the section CSU summary requirements of 508 Chapter 2
  3. Complete the relevant sections of the Accessibility Conformance Report in accordance with Accessibility Conformance Report Supporting Definitions.

CSU Additional Accessibility Requirements