Thread Subject: Re: 1194.3 (e)
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From: William Loughborough
Date: Mon, May 07 2007 11:20 AM
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Randy Marsden wrote:
> It comes down to whether or not editing of the BIOS is a common enough IT
> activity to warrant accessibility requirements. There seems to be two camps
> on that question: some believe it is, others don't.
Of course blind technicians are precluded from certain jobs because of
this. It can't be a "common enough IT activity" for blind folks because
the present attitude even includes the "seek sighted help" mandate.
We are back to whether carrying a mobility impaired defendant into a
second-floor courtroom in an elevator-free building constitutes "OK" -
it doesn't. And neither is it all right for any significant aspect of
dealing with a computer to be inaccessible.
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