[R] VPAT OR Accessibility Conformance Report Request (Zachary Benner)

Richard Sherman r@@@pdx @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Feb 16 12:24:25 CET 2024

Dear Zachary,

People will rightly point you to:

this article: https://journal.r-project.org/archive/2013-1/godfrey.pdf

and this book chapter: https://r-resources.massey.ac.nz/BrailleRInAction/WorkingBlind.html

There is additional information elsewhere, for example here:


though people with visual difficulties may not be your only concern.

"VPAT or Accessibility Conformance Information Report” is rather insider-ish and evidently American; you’re kind-of on your own there. R is not our software; it’s free open-source software.

Richard Sherman
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Director, Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Asian University for Women

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> From: Zachary Benner <zachary.benner using maine.edu>
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> To Whom It May Concern,
> My name is Zach Benner and I am the Accessibility (A.D.A.-Americans with
> Disabilities Act) Coordinator here at University of Maine at Machias.  I am
> reaching out on the behalf of our science professors here at UMM. The
> professor is looking to utilize your software to implement within his
> courses however, due to possible accessibility concerns our IT department
> will not download the software onto school computers unless we have a copy
> of a VPAT or Accessibility Conformance Information Report. I was wondering
> if I could obtain this information to provide to the IT department?
> Thank you for your time on this matter and I look forward to hearing from
> you soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
> Sincerely,
> Zach Benner
> Accessibility Coordinator & Student Success Liaison
> University of Maine Machias
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