We’re thrilled to be helping the GSA improve its digital accessibility by improving procurement! The standard Accessibility Compliance Report(ACR) for the last two decades has been the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®). Moving to a machine-readable format will make it easier for everyone to have better knowledge of software accessibility.
As announced on g2xchange this process will move ACR from an essentially paper-based format to one that is in well structured digital files that can be validated. Having a standardized machine-readable format will make it easier for people to compare between versions of a given digital tool, as well as between multiple tools.