Thread Subject: Re: FW: Must a Network Card conform to Sec 508?
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Wed, Mar 07 2007 12:40 PM
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This is very important point.
Components often cannot conform by themselves. But if they don't support
accessibility then it can be impossible to make something accessible if the
part is used.
Now usually this is done by the manufacturer so 508 wouldn't address
components - the mfgr just shouldn't buy things that prevent them from
making accessible products because it can decrease sale-ability to gov.
But if government is buying components to assemble something, and a
component could block accessibility of the final product, then 508 would say
that the gov agency should buy components that DO support access instead.
The 508 standards don't really talk about this case - except to say that the
final assembled product should be accessible. So it is indirect.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Debbie Cook
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-general] FW: Must a Network Card conform
> to Sec 508?
> I've never thought about breaking thi down to each component
> part. If the card or chip reside in an E&IT and if the
> funciton of that card or chip cause the E&IT to not meet the
> standard, then the E&IT doesn't comply rather than trying to
> iolate a network card, chip etc. This would be especially
> true in our current thinking where context become important
> (PC used for voting system verses desktop.) Seems like you
> could only comply in relation to the output of chips, cards
> or other component parts.
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 8:48 AM
> Subject: [teitac-general] FW: Must a Network Card conform to Sec 508?
> On the chance that some TEITAC members are not fully in touch
> with the real-life needs of feds and the problems they are
> having with 508, here is an example below from the front line.
> David Baquis
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