Hi - I'm trying to get DSpace onto my organization’s list of approved software. I’m required to submit a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template - http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/contracting/technology/vpathhsinstructions.html), which is usually completed by "the vendor." But of course, there is no official software vendor in this case.

 

Has anyone else submitted a VPAT, or gone through a similar process? If so, who did you approach to get this completed? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

 

I’ve contacted a few U.S. federal government agencies that are listed as having DSpace instances, but they had not been required to submit a VPAT. I’ve also written to DuraSpace itself and some DSpace registered service providers, and they were not aware of any existing VPAT.

 

Thanks,

Nichole