VASTEC Verified Certification Provides Assurance That Electronic Information Meets Accessibility Standards
Washington, DC, March 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- VASTEC, a leading provider of scanning, digitization, and Section 508 services to government and commercial clients, adds the “VASTEC Verified” seal of certification to electronic content that meets accessibility standards, which are in keeping with Section 508 mandates and WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines.
“The ‘VASTEC Verified’ symbol provides assurance that we have first reviewed electronic information to determine accessibility and, if necessary, have then remediated and verified it as meeting our internal accessibility standards,” said Rob Salimbene, VASTEC’s Account Manager for Accessibility Services. “With the Access Board now considering a Section 508 refresh, this certification process should be of increased benefit for anyone with accessibility needs as they relate to electronic data.”
Information that is reviewed and initially clears VASTEC testing is eligible for “VASTEC Verified” certification. In instances where remediation is necessary the audit will identify each instance of non-accessibility, with the data then repaired to fix all required issues. As needed the VASTEC remediation process will include the use of visually impaired assistive technology (AT) testers for quality control.
“Each AT team member has the last word on the accessibility of a remediated document, such as a PDF,” said Shelby Tudor, VASTEC’s Accessibility Services Program Manager. “Our AT testers in final QC provide that extra assurance that all federal requirements have been met, including usability. If they approve the document is ready to be delivered to the client, and eligible for ‘VASTEC Verified’ certification.”
VASTEC works to help both government and commercial clients better understand information accessibility and their options through VASTEC’s customized offerings. That is one reason why VASTEC has been chosen to provide Section 508 services to a number of Federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Government Printing Office.
VASTEC accessibility services include:
· Website Accessibility Review
· PDF Document and Form Remediation
· Accessibility Training
· Section 508 Consulting
· VASTEC Verified Compliance Certification
In every project VASTEC’s best practices guide production of electronic documents to standards that meet and exceed Section 508 requirements. Industry leading quality assurance measures ensure individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that of persons without disabilities.
Organizations that want more information on scanning, digitization and how electronic information can be made accessible and qualify for VASTEC Verified certification can find out more at VASTEC.com. To request a free accessibility report please contact Robert Salimbene at Robert.Salimbene@VASTEC.com.
About VASTEC: VASTEC, Inc. is a national provider of scanning and digitization, data conversion, and Section 508 training for both Federal Government and private industry clients. VASTEC offers accessibility compliance and solutions with the capability to convert and remediate electronic data into accessible formats in compliance with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. An authorized partner of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), VASTEC’s processes, procedures, and security controls have been audited to DoD standards established by FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act).