Virginia Higher Education Accessibility Partners, or VHEAP, was established in 2018 to promote collaboration and partnership between accessibility-focused professionals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Looking at accessibility from a holistic perspective, events and resources supported and offered by VHEAP are broad, encouraging collaborative solutions. Our focus is on offering shared opportunities for those who are tasked with improving access to information and communications technology resources, those who focus on the built environment, and those who provide services for Virginians with disabilities. Our membership is comprised of individuals in higher education, public school systems, and executive branch offices reporting to the Governor.


Upcoming Events

Fall 2022

Google Town hall
This event will be live captioned. If you need other accommodations, you can request those through the registration process.
Date: Tuesday, September 27th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Need more info?

Please visit our Events page to access more information and resources for upcoming and past VHEAP events.

Latest News…

VHEAP Digital Accessibility Survey

We have developed a very brief survey (approximately 3-5 minutes) to help us answer the following questions:

  1. Who are the individuals involved with digital accessibility efforts in Virginia?
  2. How is digital access being addressed in their respective organizations (i.e., K12, Higher Ed, State/Local Agencies, etc.)?

The VHEAP Digital Accessibility Survey will close on Wednesday, Sept 14th.

Through the responses to this survey, we hope to get a picture of where common roadblocks may exist and uncover opportunities for future collaboration to ensure a more accessible digital experience for all.

July 2022 Bylaw Updates

VHEAP 2022 Organizing Committee Nominations are open! Learn more… (4/28/2022)

ICT Accessibility Testing Demo Day is Free. April 29th! Learn more on the ICT Accessibility Testing Site… (4/28/2022)

Is 508 going to be a part of the procurement process in Virginia Public Schools? One day, maybe. Read up on HB1246… (2/7/2022)

HECVAT 3.0 now includes accessibility language! (12/17/2021)

What’s coming in Windows 11 Accessibility (7/1/2021)


Interested in learning more about VHEAP?

  • For more information about the VHEAP organization, our goals, and mission, visit VHEAP Bylaws.
  • For information on how to contact members of the organizing committee and instructions to join the VHEAP Email List, visit the About VHEAP section of this website.