Thread Subject: Re: If 508 applies to a part,then it applies to the whole?
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Wed, Mar 07 2007 6:00 AM
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Hence, it is information technology.
On Mar 6, 2007, at 3:28 PM, William Loughborough wrote:
Baquis David wrote:
> We recently received an inquiry about a
> product where it seemed that software that comes with it would be
> covered, but the hardware itself might not fit the definition of E&IT.
> This was laboratory equipment. So do you evaluate the software only
I would be surprised if almost all laboratory equipment such as
chromatographs/spectrometers/balances and just about any recently
developed stuff didn't qualify as "electronic". The fact that it uses
software and almost inevitably connects to data-handling systems
essentially demands that the intent to assure accessibility extends
The question is a human one: can a laboratory worker with disabilities
use it in ways comparable to others? All the stuff about keys, legends,
element positions, etc. surely must apply. Screwdrivers maybe not,
torque wrenches quite possibly! The move towards digital encoding of
measurements is rapid. Tape measures often have spoken outputs to
supplement their readouts.
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