|On 8/7/98 the President signed into law the
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. They significantly expanded and
strengthened the technology access requirements in Section 508. On 4/18/01 the
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was revised to implement Section 508 as
required by law. The FAR now requires all Electronic and Information Technology
(EIT) developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government be
accessible to people with disabilities. The regulation impacts acquisitions of
EIT effective 6/25/01.
At Canaan we share your goal of providing equal and
inclusive media conversion services to all individuals and institutions. We work
closely with our clients to develop comprehensive solutions that are flexible to
the individual needs of institutions, government agents. Accessibility is not
only a checklist at Canaan; it is a commitment to empower and engage our clients
in their media conversion goals.
Canaan's 508 Accessability Statement can be
The Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program awards
indefinite quantity contracts for use by all federal agencies, and under the
revised FAR, must provide accessibility information to federal agencies. This
information must indicate which supplies and services the contractors indicate
as compliant with the accessibility standards and show where full details of
compliance can be found, such as a contractor's website. When issuing orders
against Schedule contracts agencies must ensure the supplies and services meet
applicable accessibility standards unless an exemption applies.
The definition of EIT and the accessibility standards were developed by the
Access Board. These standards, requirement exceptions, the FAR rule and a wealth
of other information regarding the Federal IT Accessibility Initiative can be
found at www.section508.gov. The
accessibility standards also can be found at 36 CFR Part 1194.
When purchasing EIT agencies must conduct market research to determine what
level of Section 508 compliance exists in the commercial EIT marketplace.
Canaan will provide agencies with all information available regarding
compliance with accessibility standards, partial compliance or what
accessibility features are offered on products and services provided by Canaan.
Canaan is in the process of identifying each product or service with Section 508
information available. This Section 508 information will be contained in this
section of this website. Canaan is reliant on many suppliers/manufacturers of
products, including Section 508 information, and will refer inquiries to the
appropriate supplier/manufacturer for the most current Section 508 information.
The Voluntary Product
Accessibility Template®, or VPAT®, is a tool used to document a
product's conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act. The purpose of the VPAT is to assist Federal contracting
officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the
availability of commercial "Electronic and Information Technology" products and
services with features that support accessibility.
Section 508 Compliance
I certify that in accordance with 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), FAR39.2, and the Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board Electronic and Information Technology (EIT)
Accessibility Standards (36 CFR 1194) General Services Administration (GSA),
that all IT hardware/software/services are 508 compliant:
Yes X Note: ADCS is not Section 508 compliant. It is used in a
maintenance environment which requires physically capable operators.
The offeror is required to submit with its offer a designated area on its
website that outlines the
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or equivalent qualification,
becomes the Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT). Section 508
information on the supplies and services in this contract are available at the
address (URL): http://www.canaanmedia.com/gsa_schedule.htm
The EIT standard can be found at:
Canaan's Section 508 point of contact is Sam Peng,