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A VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) is a document which indicates compliance with Section 508 accessibility guidelines. It was developed by the Information Technology Industry Council and the Government Services Administration to assist with federal procurement practices. For more information on the VPAT, see the U.S. Dept of State VPAT Policy & Information document.

For more information on creating an Accessible procurement processes, see the California State University Accessible Procurement Process powerpoint presentation available at Accessing Higher Ground.


Library vendor VPATs and accessibility statements

All VPATs have been posted with vendor permission. The completeness and accuracy of these documents has not been verified. Please contact your vendor representative with further questions about the content of these documents.

If you have questions about this page, or would like to contribute, contact laura.delancey@wku.edu. Please note that if you would like to add a VPAT or similar document you must first obtain permission from your vendor.

Vendor Product VPAT accessibility statement and navigation aides
ACLS ACLS Humanities E-Books Accessibility Statement
Alexander Street Press Alexander Street Press VPAT (link) updated Feb. 2016 Accessibility statement
American Chemical Society ACS Publications available upon request: contact your rep Accessibility statement
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Research Central see Atypon: Literatum
American Institute of Physics Scitation VPAT (PDF), updated Oct. 2015 Accessibility statement
American Mathematical Society MathSciNet VPAT (PDF), updated March 2014
American Psychiatric Association Psychiatry Online VPAT (PDF), updated Jan 2018
Annual Reviews Annual Reviews available upon request: contact your rep
Association for Computing Machinery ACM Digital Library available upon request: contact dl-info@hq.acm.org. Accessibility statement
Atypon Literatum VPAT (PDF) updated April 2015
Bepress DigitalCommons VPAT (link) updated Feb. 2015 Accessibility statement & navigation aids
BioOne BioOne VPAT (link) updated Nov. 2016 statement of WCAG 2.0 Compliance
Cabell’s Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014
CABI CAB Direct VPAT (PDF) updated Oct. 2016 Accessibility statement
Cambridge University Press Cambridge Journals Online VPAT (link) updated Sept. 2016 Accessibility statement
Cengage all products (including Gale Artemis and Opposing Viewpoints) VPATs (link) dates vary Accessibility statement
Clarivate Web of Science VPAT (PDF) updated 2014
Computer Indexed Systems Index to Early American Periodicals VPAT (PDF) updated Nov 2015
Conquest Systems Data-Planet Statistical Datasets VPAT (link) updated Aug. 2017 Accessibility statement
Counting Opinions ACRL Metrics VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014
Credo Credo Reference VPAT (link) updated Aug. 2016 Accessibility statement and navigation aids
Docuseek Docuseek VPAT (link) updated Aug. 2015 Accessibility statement
EastView EastView VPAT (PDF), received Jan 2018
EBSCO all available upon request: contact your rep Navigation aides
Elsevier Engineering Village VPAT (link) updated Jan. 2016 Accessibility statement
Elsevier ScienceDirect VPAT (link) updated Aug. 2016 Accessibility statement and navigation aids
Elsevier Scopus VPAT (link) updated Oct 2014 Accessibility statement
Elsevier Reaxys VPAT (PDF) updated Jan 2014
Emerald Insight Emerald Insight available upon request: contact your rep Accessibility statement and navigation aids
Foundation Directory Foundation Directory Online VPAT (PDF) updated May 2016
GeoScience World GeoScience World VPAT (PDF) updated Aug. 2015
HeinOnline HeinOnline VPAT (link) 20181
IBISWorld IBISWorld VPAT (PDF) updated April 2016
IEEE IEEE Xplore available upon request: contact your rep Accessibility statement
IG Group IG Publishing eBook Platform VPAT (PDF) updated Sept. 2015
Infogroup referenceUSA VPAT (PDF), updated Jan. 2018
Informs Informs Journals Online VPAT (PDF) updated Sept. 2016
IOP IOP Science available upon request: contact custserv@iop.org Accessibility statement
ITHAKA Artstor VPAT (link) updated March 2018 Accessibility roadmap
ITHAKA JSTOR VPAT (link) updated Sept. 2016 Accessibility statement
Johns Hopkins University Press Project Muse VPAT (link) updated April 2017
Kanopy Kanopy Streaming VPAT (PDF) updated Jan. 2015 Accessibility statement and navigation aids
LexisNexis LexisNexis Academic VPAT (PDF) updated June 2014 Accessibility statement
Mergent Mergent Online VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014
Nature Publishing Group Nature.com see Palgrave Accessibility statement and navigation aids
OCLC WorldCat VPAT (PDF) updated Dec. 2014 Accessibility statement
Omeka Omeka.net VPAT (link) updated Sept. 2015 Accessibility statement
Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Social Work VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014 Accessibility statement
Oxford University Press Oxford English Dictionary VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014 Accessibility statement and navigation aids
Oxford University Press Oxford Journals Accessibility statement and navigation aids
Oxford University Press Oxford Reference Online VPAT (PDF) updated Nov. 2014
Palgrave all content on nature.com, palgrave-journals.com, and palgraveconnect.com VPAT (PDF) updated July 2015 Accessibility statement and accessible format request form
Policy Map policymap.com VPAT (link) updated Sept. 2016 Accessibility statement
ProQuest most products VPATs (link) Accessibility statement and documentation directory and navigation aids
ProQuest MyiLibrary VPAT (PDF) updated May 2014
Publishing Technology Ingenta Connect VPAT (PDF) updated April 2014 Accessibility statement
Readex America’s Historical Newspapers VPAT (PDF) updated Sept. 2014
ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA VPAT (PDF) updated April 2014
SAGE CQ Researcher VPAT (PDF) updated Dec. 2014
SAGE Sage Journals VPAT (PDF) updated May 2014 Accessibility statement
Springer SpringerLink VPAT (link) updated Aug. 2017
Taylor and Francis taylorandfrancis.com Accessibility Statement
ThirdIron Browzine VPAT (link) updated June 2016 Accessibility statement
Vault vault.com VPAT (PDF) updated July 2015
voxgov voxgov.com VPAT (PDF) updated Nov 2015
Wiley Wiley Online Library Accessibility Statement
Women Writers Online Women Writers Online VPAT (PDF), updated Feb. 2017
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