VPAT Repository

The issue of accessible technology continues to garner attention in all sectors, and the ability to ensure its provision in educational settings is a topic of keen interest among academics, library professionals, and administrators alike. To that end, the CARLI Commercial Products Committee has undertaken a project to collect and make public accessibility documentation from CARLI’s electronic resource providers, specifically the vendors’ VPAT® information, or Voluntary Product Assessment Template®.

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), self-described as the global voice of the tech sector, is the creator of the VPAT®, which is the “recommended reporting format for enhancing industry-customer communications on ICT product and service conformance with relevant accessibility standards and guidelines.” The VPAT® can be completed in four editions depending on the standards and/or guidelines under consideration: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0; Revised Section 508; EN 301 549; and International.

Because completion of the VPAT® is, as the name implies, voluntary, providers may choose not to complete a VPAT® or not to make it available publicly, or to complete it in such a way as to either modulate insufficiencies or detail them fully along with details about future corrections. A procurement official unfamiliar with the product being considered for purchase might not be able to discern from reviewing a VPAT® whether the product is acceptable from an accessibility standpoint. Due to the discretionary nature of the VPAT®, it can be a useful tool in evaluating a product’s accessibility, but it should not be the sole determining factor in purchasing decisions.

With this information in mind, the CARLI Commercial Products Committee has provided the following list of VPAT® information from its providers, where available.

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ACS Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
ACS All Products 12/2018
AMS VPAT Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
AMS AMS EJournals Collection 2/13/2013
AMS MathSciNet 3/28/2018
ArtStor Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
ArtStor ArtStor 2/2018
 
Vendor Product Date of Update
Bloomsbury All Products  
 
Vendor Product Date of Update
Chronicle Chronicle of Higher Education 5/4/2016
Credo Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
Credo All Products 7/6/2018
Duke Accessibility Policy
Vendor Product Date of Update
Duke All Products 7/2019
EBSCO Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
EBSCO All Products 5/18/2018
eHRAF Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
EBSCO All Products 3/22/2017
Gale Accessibility Information
Vendor Product Date of Update
Gale Group OneFile (Academic OneFile, Communications & Mass Media Collection, Contemporary Women's Issues, Educator's Reference Complete, Fine Arts & Music Collection, Health Reference Center Academic, Psychology Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Small Business Collection, War & Terrorism Collection) 10/4/2017
Gale Group In Context (Biography In Context, Global Issues in Context, GREENR, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Science in Context, US History in Context, World History in Context) 10/10/2017
Gale Group Literature Products (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Lit Finder, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writer's Online, Twayne's Authors Online) 11/2018
Gale Group Primary Sources (Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine) 5/2019
Gale Group Biography and Geneology Master Index 10/9/2017
Gale Group Book Review Index Plus 9/8/2015
Gale Group DemographicsNOW 2/2018
Gale Group Gale Business (Small Business Builder, Small Business Resource Center) 7/2019
Gale Group Gale Business Insights Global 10/9/2017
Gale Group Gale Interactives (Chemistry & Human Anatomy) 11/9/2018
Gale Group Gale Researcher 2/2017
Gale Group Health & Wellness Resource Center 7/2019
Gale Group Legal Forms 1/2017
Gale Group National Geographic Magazine 2/2019
Gale Group Nursing Resource Center 10/9/2017
Gale Group Powerspeak Languages 11/18/2014
Gale Group Something About the Author 09/10/2015
Gale Group Testing & Education Resource Center with Careers Module 10/16/2017
Gale Group World Scholar 11/18/2014
InfoBase Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
Films On Demand All Products 3/23/2018
Project Muse Accessibility Mission Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
Johns Hopkins University Press All Products (Project Muse) 3/14/2018
JSTOR Accessibility Policies
Vendor Product Date of Update
JSTOR All Products 12/2018
LexisNexis Commitment to Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
LexisNexis Nexis-Uni 5/4/2018
Vendor Product Date of Update
Ovid All Ovid Web Products (5 Minute Consult, Agricola, Joanna Briggs products, Journal collections, Mental Measurements, PsychArticles, PsychBooks, PsychInfo, PsychTests, Visible Body products) 7/17/2018
Ovid Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy:  All Volumes 8/10/2017
Ovid Bates' Visual Guides 7/24/2017
Ovid LWW Nursing & Health Collections products 8/3/2017
Oxford Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
Oxford University Press AMA Manual of Style 5/24/2018
Oxford University Press American National Biography 6/14/2018
Oxford University Press Benezit Dictionary of Artists 6/14/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford African American Studies Center 8/17/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Art Online (Grove Art) 6/14/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Biblical Studies Online 7/27/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Bibliographies 6/21/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Dictionaries 5/31/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 6/14/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford English Dictionary 5/31/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Handbooks & Research Encyclopedias 6/7/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Islamic Studies Online 8/10/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Music Online (Grove Music) 6/14/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Reference Online 7/6/2018
Oxford University Press Oxford Scholarship Online 7/20/2018
Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions 5/24/2018
ProQuest Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
ProQuest Alexander Street Press (Old Platform) 2/1/2016
ProQuest Alexander Street Press Video (New Platform) 7/11/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Academic All Products 6/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Congressional 6/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Ebook Central 6/10/2019
Sage Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
Sage All Sage Premier Journals 9/20/2017
Sage Sage Knowledge 2/2/2017
SpringerNature Access Commitment
Vendor Product Date of Update
SpringerNature All Journals 6/29/2017
Wiley Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
Wiley All Products 7/17/2018