Voluntary Product Accessibility Template for IT Purchases

Software vendors may be required to complete this Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) when a new software solution is being purchased.  

When purchasing software with a value of less than $50,000, departments must complete the Web-based Services and Software Under $50,000 Pre-Purchase Form. Upon completing this form, if it is determined in Step 2 that a VPAT is required, departments must request that the vendor complete and return the VPAT. The completed VPAT, along with the completed Web-based Services and Software Under $50,000 Pre-Purchase Form, must be forwarded to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for review.  This process ensures compliance with the university's Web Accessibility Policy.

For additional information about the software purchase process, including instructions for purchases over $50,000, see the Purchasing Software page.

Completing the Form

  1. Request that the software vendor complete the VPAT and return it to you.
  2. Software vendor completes and returns form to requesting department.
  3. Email the completed form, along with completed Web-based Services and Software Under $50,000 Pre-Purchase Form, to: 

Form Facts

Form Type: Web link

Requirements: Web browser

Updated: March 2021

Owner: Procurement Services