Re: Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)?
I started reading but it is always a pain for me understanding such
documents. Perhaps we could ask to Ubuntu how they did to get this
certification? From a method point of view, how does it work? Is it a
list of criterias and we should fill them against a desktop or an app,
or is it a kind of guidelines?
Thanks for your help to understand this, I am interested to fill such
report about Debian (MATE and tty for example)
Debian Developer non uploading
Community team member
Accessibility team member
debian-l10n-french team member
President of Debian France non-profit organization
Le 29/03/2022 à 00:50, Jason White a écrit :
On 28/3/22 13:57, Samuel Thibault wrote:
The latest version of the VPAT allows for reporting of conformance to
both U.S. and E.U. accessibility standards.
I don't know about VPAT, but since Ubuntu has one, I guess Debian can
have one, it'd be a matter of somebody having a look at it.
Writing one for any Linux distribution would be an enormous undertaking,
given the number of packages involved. A Linux distribution, as is well
known in the community, includes an abundance of application software in
addition to operating system components. If everything that provides a
user interface would need to be evaluated for purposes of the report,
then it's an extraordinary task.
I suppose one could write a VPAT for each desktop environment (also a
large task) and one for each application.
I think this is probably best left to commercial distributors who are
selling Linux-based systems to clients such as public-sector entities
that require VPAT documentation.