Accessibility Acquisition Resources

These resources provide guidance and requirements for ensuring accessibility is included during the acquisition process and after a contract award.

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The content in this section are presentation handout materials for pre-award and post-award accessibility training. The HHS acquisition community is encouraged to contact the OS Accessibility Program to schedule instructor-led training.

Technical Guidance


The calculators in this section are not intended to indicate how the inclusion of accessibility can be minimized but serve as gauges to reach adequate conformance levels on-time and within budget.

Contract Language

The OS Accessibility Program has created standard accessibility and Section 508 language that must be included in most ICT acquisition packages.

Note: There is no longer a separate HHS PAT, instead ITI's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) should be used to document product conformance. Alternatively, the appropriate HHS conformance checklist(s) will be accepted for OS acquisitions.

Additional Resources

Contact the OS Accessibility Program

Feedback and inquiries regarding accessibility and Section 508 pertaining to the Department or OS can be directed to the HHS Accessibility Service Desk. Requests for training or conformance evaluation are encouraged.

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