Public Electronic Services On-the-Internet (PESO) Working Group
When: October 9, 10:00–11:30 AM
Where: Texas HHS Winters Building 701 W. 51st St. (right across Lamar Blvd. from Brown-Heatly), DADS Media Presentation Room, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 214
Welcome and Announcements
Topic : Section 508 and the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
Guest Speakers: Matt Arana, Senior Account Manager for Financial Services, Software and International Sales at SSB BART Group
This month’s PESO meeting will feature Matt Arana, Senior Account Manager for Financial Services, Software and International Sales at SSB BART Group. His presentation will provide important information about VPATs…what they are and the correct steps / methods needed to ensure their accurate creation.
From a procurement perspective, the presentation will also serve as a valuable resource to those involved in evaluating / interpreting VPATs during the procurement process. It will help those involved in the procurement of accessible products:
Please feel free to share this notice with others involved in the procurement of accessible products.
- know what to look for in a VPAT
- gauge the relative accuracy / credibility of a VPAT
- ascertain what information might be missing
- know what kinds of questions to ask vendors about information, data, processes used to complete their VPATs
For call-in attendees, presentation materials will be available for download from the DIR PESO page prior to the presentation.
Parking: Visitor and disabled parking is available in front of the Winters Building.
- VPAT Overview - PPT (2.68 MB), PDF (744 KB)
Download past presentations made to the PESO Working Group.
Future Meeting Dates
- November 13, 2013
- December 11, 2013
Membership Registration and Listserv
The PESO Working Group provides a forum for addressing policy and technology issues related to improving access to government information and services via the Internet. PESO meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Membership is open to all government entities and the public.
Subscribe to PESO listserv to register for membership.
If you have accessibility problems subscribing to the PESO listserv, please contact DIR via email and someone will assist you with an alternative process.
Address questions about the PESO Working Group to Jeff Kline or call him at (512) 463-3248.