The voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT) is a document that outlines how a product conforms to various accessibility criteria (e.g., if closed captions are provided for videos). The manufacture (or a third party) fills out this form by testing the product with a variety of tools and measures.
The purchaser of a product should not fill out this form, but they may provide the manufacturer a blank VPAT to fill out (should the manufacturer be unfamiliar with VPATs). The latest VPATs can be downloaded from the Information Technology Industry Council’s website.
Note: There are four different editions of the VPAT. The Texas A&M University System prefers the Revised WCAG Edition.