Thread Subject: Re: 1194.23(k)(2) - OOPS
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Tue, Mar 13 2007 2:15 PM
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Since there is so much confusion, do you (or the Access Board) see a
problem with using the suggestion made by one of our group to just move the
one phrase to the end.
shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist.
shall not require pinching, twisting of the wrist, or tight grasping.
That would harmonize with ADAAG but eliminate the debate that keeps popping
up on this (which I have seen at least 8 different times since 508 came
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Ok Gregg, I/we spent a year editing that doc and still did
> not get it quite right. I think there are some other things
> in this TA piece that need cleaning up too. But let's be
> clear that this is only technical assistance and does not
> carry the weight of a rule. It was intended to clarify the rule.
> Now let's move forward. The question at hand is how we can ensure that
> 255/508 is harmonized with the ADAAG. We can clarify the
> requirement, but should not change the requirement. If it can
> actually be improved, that would be a different discussion.
> For clarity, you could break it into three sentences, if you
> really think that is a necessary recommendation. Or you all
> may decide to leave this alone and move on to a new issue.
> However, here is the scoop: The word tight is intended to
> modify the word grasping, and only that word. The intent is
> that no pinching be required and that no wrist twisting be
> required. The word tight does not modify pinching and of
> course does not modify twisting.
> David Baquis
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