Vendor Certification of Product Accessibility
County policy requires that all County websites and web-based applications must be accessible to staff members and members of the public with disabilities. For more information regarding the details of this policy, please see the Web Accessibility Policy.
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is intended to be used as a reference document during the contract phase, prior to any website or electronic content development. The prospective vendor should be made aware that the County requires a completed VPAT before the web-based product or content will be accepted.
Learn more about VPAT
Download the current VPAT TM template
Fully Compliant VPAT Responses
County departments and agencies are encouraged to self-accept any completed VPAT that indicates a fully compliant product.
Upon the review and acceptance of a fully compliant VPAT, the department or agency should file the VPAT with the contract for future reference.
Partially Compliant or Non-Compliant VPAT Responses
Departments and agencies should not accept a web product or content that is not fully compliant as it may create a liability for the County.
Departments and agencies are advised to seek consultation from the ADA Coordinator and/or ISD Web Team for further assessment of the product's accessibility and evaluation of the vendor's responses.
Web Services Team
Information Systems Department
County of Sonoma
2615 Paulin Drive
Introduction to Web Accessibility
Converting Documents to PDF's
Creating Accessible Word Documents
Quick Reference Guide to Section 508
Regulatory Compliance Resources