Thread Subject: Re: "very readily achievable" ?
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Date: Fri, Dec 22 2006 3:25 PM
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I like Jim's suggestion. Also, lets remember the whole point of
these rules was to drive the inclusion of access features as
On Dec 22, 2006, at 4:47 PM, Schomburg, Paul wrote:
> Jim: Thanks â I see where you are coming from now. I think the
> second sentence in this paragraph is still accurate â accessibility
> features will vary depending on the unique individual
> circumstances. For example, the accessibility features that are
> readily achievable for an i-Pod with a video screen and an i-Pod
> Shuffle without a screen would have to be very different.
> Identifying features that must be deployed universally â if
> possible at all â could become a very small least common denominator.
> Thanks, Paul
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> Cc: Jasionowski, Tony
> Subject: Re: [teitac-subparta] "very readily achievable" ?
> Here's the citation, paragraph 51 of the Sec. 255 Report and Order:
> 51. We recognize that there are accessibility features that can be
> incorporated into the design
> of products with very little or no difficulty or expense.139 These
> features must be deployed
> universally. We will not identify specific features that fall into
> this category, because it necessarily
> varies given the individual circumstances. Manufacturers and
> service providers must make their
> own determinations based on the factors in the readily achievable
> definition. Thus, manufacturers
> and service providers cannot decline to incorporate modest features
> that will enhance accessibility
> simply because some other product or service with the feature may
> be available. We expect that,
> over time, more and more features will be incorporated into all
> products in this manner, and that
> features that today may not be readily achievable soon will become
> routine and universally
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