What is a VPAT?

VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. A VPAT is a vendor-generated statement that provides information on how a product or service conforms to the Section 508 Accessibility Standards (from the U.S. Access Board) for Electronic and Information Technology (E&I T) in a consistent fashion and format. In general, vendors should generate a VPAT whenever they develop products or services that are determined to be E&I T and are to be sold in the California State University market place. In each VPAT, vendors are expected to make specific statements in simple understandable language about how their product or service meets the requirements of the Section 508 Standards (section by section, and paragraph by paragraph).

Applies to all Electronic & Information Technology (E&IT) purchases including hardware, software, and services, regardless of cost, for use by one or more students in a public academic setting (lab, classroom, etc.) or 100 users or more.

If VPAT exists:

  1. Fill out purchase requisition
  2. Complete the Accessible Technology Purchase FormPDF File
  3. Attach form to purchase requisition and submit

If there is no VPAT:

  1. Complete the Accessible Technology Purchase FormPDF File
  2. Send form to the office of the Vice President for Information Technology, LH-700
  • IT will work with the office of Disabled Student Services to determine an accommodation
  • If no accommodation can be made, IT will work with the requestor/department on establishing an exception or alternate plan


Please email ATIProcurement@fullerton.edu if you have any questions regarding this process.