Welcome to the home page for the CollegeSource accessibility documentation. Accessibility is important to us!
CollegeSource is committed to ensuring its website and products are accessible to all users. We continually strive to improve accessibility and Section 508 compliance for all users. If you have questions or suggestions on access improvement, please contact us.
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We maintain two types of documentation that demonstrate our ongoing commitment to product compliance with Section 508: the Accessibility Conformance Report (or VPAT 2.0) and the Accessibility Roadmap:
The new VPAT 2.0 (also known as the Accessibility Conformance Report) is one type of document we maintain on every CollegeSource product to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Section 508 compliance for impaired users. VPAT 2.0 assesses the extent of conformance of a software product to the accessibility standards.
The Accessibility Roadmap is one type of document we maintain on every CollegeSource product to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Section 508 compliance for impaired users. The Accessibility Roadmap identifies gaps in product accessibility (e.g., those identified by the VPAT) and proposes reasonable methods of remediation with respective time frames for completion.
Product VPAT content is validated in the Testing Documentation, which presents evaluation methods and results. While we support all screen readers, our QA staff test specifically with NVDA and JAWS; our developers use VoiceOver.
For more information about testing documentation, see our Accessibility Testing Strategy page.
In 2017, new standards were ushered in as the new WCAG 2.0. This update resulted in the VPAT being replaced with the new "VPAT 2.0," also known as the Accessibility Conformance Report. The Accessibility Conformance Report Template includes criteria from WCAG 2.0, EN 301 549 and 2017 Section 508. The 2017 Section 508 is also called the "Revised Section 508."
For more information about the VPAT® and to view product-specific VPATs, see our product VPATs page.
CollegeSource, Inc. is committed to making its website and suite of products accessible through constant review and redesign, as necessary, to ensure that they meet or exceed accessibility standards and guidelines. We appreciate your patience through this ongoing process.
CollegeSource, Inc., incurs no responsibility for third party customization or manipulation of an application that compromises the intended accessibility of a product.
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