Accessibility Statement

Some organizations require a specific statement of knowledge and experience with Section 508 compliance, including performance data regarding the US Federal Government. This page is intended to provide this information. If more information is required, please contact us directly.


With over a decade of experience writing software to make PDF files accessible, CommonLook’s CTO, Ferass ElRayes, has served as a Subject Matter Expert on the US Committee for PDF/UA (ISO 14289) since 2006.

Experience with Section 508 Compliance

CommonLook has focused on delivering accessible content solutions to Federal agencies and contractors since 2003.

Past Performance with the Federal Government

Since 2003, CommonLook has provided software and services to a wide variety of Federal agencies, including, among others:

  • United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • US Department of Education (DoE)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

CommonLook VPATs

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates, or “VPATs,” are a US Federal government-required statement of the features and capabilities of software relevant to users with disabilities. The purpose of VPATs is to encourage software vendors to ensure their products are as accessible as possible within the context of the product’s operation.

CommonLook Office GlobalAccess (product page) | CommonLook Office VPAT

CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess (product page) | CommonLook PDF VPAT

CommonLook PDF Remediation Services (overview page) | CommonLook Remediation Services VPAT