Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT - WCAG, U.S. Section 508, & EN 301 549)
The amended Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires U.S. federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Under Section 508 of the Act, federal agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. Section 508 applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. In addition, many states have also passed accessibility laws, so Section 508 requirements are important to many state and local agencies as well.
EN 301 549 is a standard which lays out the "Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurements of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products and services in Europe". The European Standard EN 301 549 was produced in 2014 by the three European Standardization bodies CEN, CENELEC and ETSI as a response to a request made by the European Commission (Mandate 376).
Making our products and services universally accessible to our users around the world is a core value and mission at Google. Over 1 billion people in the world have a disability. We have a responsibility to make usable, inclusive, and accessible products.
Google Cloud, and our main user experience, the Cloud Console, is no different. We are motivated every day to make our products more inclusive and more accessible for all our customers.
Request a Google Cloud VPAT
A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a document that explains how information and communication technology meet the Section 508 and EN 301 549 standards for accessibility based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements. VPATs allow public sector agencies to assess technology for accessibility when considering a purchase.
View the Google Cloud Command Line Interface (CLI) VPAT (gcloud command line tool) which covers all anticipated use cases for Google Cloud products use. This VPAT is compliant with WCAG 2.0 (Level A and AA), WCAG 2.1 (Level A and AA), U.S. Section 508, EN 301 549 and all other Web Accessibility Laws & Policies
For additional Google Cloud products VPATs, please contact the Cloud Sales team.
For information on using Google Cloud accessibility features, see Cloud Accessibility documentation.