Accessibility is an important consideration for software design and use. ArchivesSpace is working to improve the usability and accessibility of the application for all users, including those who use assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Some organizations require a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for software applications in use or being considered. We link to VPATs for the ArchivesSpace application below. As noted in the more recent VPAT, we currently have a staff interface enhancement group working on recommendations in a number of areas, including recommendations related to accessibility. We expect development on those recommendations to begin in 2018 and to complete a new VPAT – using the VPAT 2.0 format – based on those changes at that time.