Thread Subject: paper trays
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From: Baquis David
Date: Wed, May 02 2007 10:40 AM
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Has TEITAC addressed the question of when trays are covered and which
trays may not be covered? This is a frequent question leading to
confusion and sometimes conflicting answers. The Access Board has
always felt that if you need to put in a few sheets of color paper,
transparencies or address label stickers, that this is normal daily
operations that should be supported by 508. That would be distinct from
adding reams of regular paper in bins. This second scenario might be a
maintenance function comparable to putting toner in a copier. Do you
think there is room for improvement in the language, either in the
standards or in advisory notes, so that this is made more explicitly
See definition in Subpart A:
"Operable controls. A component of a product that requires physical
contact for normal operation. Operable controls include, but are not
limited to, mechanically operated controls, input and output trays, card
slots, keyboards, or keypads."
See TA Guide: http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.25.htm#(j)
"If the trays for storing reams of paper are not reachable, does the
copier machine meet the provisions?
Copier paper tray access is not covered under the standards because
replacing paper is considered a maintenance function, not a normal daily
operation. Operable controls include, but are not limited to,
mechanically operated controls, input and output trays, card slots,
keyboards, or keypads. The standards apply to products in their normal
operation rather than when a product may be used for maintenance,
repair, or occasional monitoring. Other tasks such as initial set-up and
configuration, adding and replacing parts, and repair and service tasks
are also not covered by the standards."
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