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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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 6/2020
 
Vendor Product Date of Update
Bloomsbury Berg Fashion Library 12/2018
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Collections 5/2020
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing Platform 1/2019
Bloomsbury Churchill Archive 12/2018
Bloomsbury Drama Online 12/2018
Bloomsbury Fairchild Books Library 12/2018
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases 12/2018
Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive 12/2018
 
Vendor Product Date of Update
Chronicle Chronicle of Higher Education 11/2019
Duke Accessibility Policy
Vendor Product Date of Update
Duke All Products 7/2019
EBSCO Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
EBSCO EDS/EBSCOhost 6/2020
EBSCO EBSCO eBooks 1/2020
eHRAF Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
eHRAF (Yale) eHRAF World Cultures & eHRAF Archaeology 9/2019
Gale Accessibility Information
Vendor Product Date of Update
Gale Group OneFile (Academic OneFile, Book Review Index, Communications & Mass Media, Contemporary Women's Issues, Educator's Reference Complete, Fine Arts, Health & Medicine, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, War & Terrorism) 7/2019
Gale Group In Context (Biography, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, US History, World History) 7/2019
Gale Group Literature Products (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Lit Finder, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writer's Online, Twayne's Authors Online, Something About the Author) 12/2019
Gale Group Primary Sources (National Geographic Virtual Library, Smithsonian Collections Online, World Scholar) 1/2020
Gale Group Biography and Geneology Master Index 10/9/2017
Gale Group DemographicsNOW 2/2018
Gale Group Gale Business: Entrepreneurship 7/2019
Gale Group Gale Business: Plan Builder 1/2020
Gale Group Gale Business Insights Global 10/2017
Gale Group Gale Interactives (Chemistry & Human Anatomy) 3/2020
Gale Group Health & Wellness Resource Center 7/2019
Gale Group Legal Forms 1/2017
Gale Group Testing & Education Resource Center 3/2020
InfoBase Accessibility Statement
Vendor Product Date of Update
Films On Demand All Products 4/2019
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 8/2018
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 Directory
Vendor Product Date of Update
ProQuest Alexander Street Press (Old Platform) 4/2019
ProQuest Alexander Street Press Video (New Platform) 7/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Academic All Products 4/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Congressional 4/2019
ProQuest ProQuest Ebook Central 1/2020
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 SpringerLink 4/2019
SpringerNature Nature.com 1/2019
Vendor Product Date of Update
Statista Statista 12/2018

Swank

Vendor Product Date of Update
Swank Swank 12/2018
Wiley Accessibility
Vendor Product Date of Update
Wiley All Products 7/17/2018