Thread Subject: Re: Subpart A Definitions- Accessibility-Action Needed
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From: Katie Haritos-Shea
Date: Mon, Apr 30 2007 9:35 AM
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__X_ I can accept this definition.
>From: Deborah Buck < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>Sent: Apr 30, 2007 10:19 AM
>To: Subpart A Workgroup TEITAC < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>Subject: [teitac-subparta] Subpart A Definitions- Accessibility-Action Needed
>Subpart A Workgroup Members- this is the first of several emails you will
>receive from the co-chairs. We have made significant progress in our work of
>late, but need to come to some resolution. Recognizing that not all of you
>have been able to join the conference calls and participate in our
>discussions, we have decided to take this approach to determine whether we
>have reached consensus.
>You will receive several emails- the emails will be broken down between the
>2 sections of Subpart A that we have been addressed to date- Definitions and
>Exceptions. Within each of these categories you will received an email on
>each of the issues or topics. For example, under the Definitions section we
>have been reviewing and have made recommendations for definitions on
>accessibility, assistive technology, comparable access, etc. You will
>receive individual emails on each of the terms we've addressed. You will be
>asked to take action on the terms.
>* After reviewing the information you will be asked to indicate
>whether you agree with the recommendation or disagree.
>* If you disagree, specify the changes you think are needed. If you
>need to explain your rationale, please do so. If at all possible, please do
>not disagree, but then not provide alternative language.
>* The group also needs to deal with cost-benefit impact of the
>recommendations. Please indicate whether you think the recommended changes
>will have an impact on cost of implementation and what the benefits will be
>as a result of the proposed change.
>* If you want, you can modify the subject in your response to indicate
>whether you accept or reject the proposed language. This will enable us to
>sort and categorize the responses more quickly and be prepared to see where
>our efforts might need to be focused for our meeting on Thursday, May 3,
>* Our plan is to have resolution of these topics and transmit the
>information to the Access Board. We will then move to developing
>recommendations on Subpart A: Application and hopefully close out our work.
>If you need back ground information on some of the discussions- you should
>refer to the Subpart A Report
>* This will be a new term added to Subpart A Definitions:
>Accessibility: For the purpose of this regulation, general accessibility
>means conformance to the technical provisions contained in this standard.
>The term, accessibility, may also be used to define a broad set of features
>and capabilities which enable people with disabilities access to technology.
>Please indicate whether you can support this definition or if you think it
>should be changed- please include your suggested changes:
>__X_ I can accept this definition.
>___ I can accept this definition with changes. I'm recommending that the
>group consider the following changes:
>COST BENEFITS OF PROPOSED CHANGE
>Do you think this change will result in increased costs?
>Do you think this proposed change will result in benefits such as increased
>access for people with disabilities, increased implementation of Section
>508, improve the likelihood that developers and manufacturers can and will
>build products to meet the applicable standards?
>Deborah V. Buck, Executive Director
>Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
>PO Box 32
>Delmar, NY 12054
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
* katie *
Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst
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