Thread Subject: Re: Buying a non-conformant test product
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From: Baquis David
Date: Wed, Jan 10 2007 2:30 PM
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Ok let me respond to all three of you:
The product was not evaluated yet. The product may or may not be
conformant. It is not known yet in this scenario. But if it is not
508-conformant, the agency does not want to get in trouble for getting a
sample to figure out whether it is accessible or not.
What does fundamental alteration have to do with this? Let's assume that
the product could be made accessible, if the developer had considered
accessibility. The problem is that the agency does not want to be caught
in a Catch 22 situation where it needs to determine if a product is
accessible, but does not want to receive a complaint for having procured
a test sample that may be inaccessible.
I don't know what eventually happened. I assume that sometimes agencies
do a risk analysis and believe that this will not likely generate a
complaint and then cross their fingers.
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