Thread Subject: Re: Discussion
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Date: Wed, May 30 2007 7:15 AM
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Sorry for the confusion. I have just used those as examples but
similar situations would apply in the work place. Imagine if you
needed one type of access and someone who does not have appropriate
information says, well this is comparable. If you are not aware of
the differences, you would not understand the differences. Except,
if that person is the gatekeeper, what are you supposed to do? If
there is a list, then a person can point to a list.
I didn't mean to confuse the situation but I was using the NPS as an
example of a government agency who does not apply appropriate
access. One has to wonder if they are not doing if for consumers,
are they purchasing it for their employees? :)
On May 30, 2007, at 9:07 AM, Laughton, Mary Frances: ICT wrote:
> While this discussion of AT is very interesting and I am learning a
> about what lists and information is available, is not this whole
> discussion out of scope for the TEITAC? Are we not developing regs for
> purchasing (508) or developing (508/255) or selling (255) equipment
> is accessible? It seems to me that most of the last two days
> discussions, while important not to be lost as ideas in general, apply
> to other areas of regulation such as Section 504/ADA/Accommodation
> The sub-part A definition of Assistive Technology is simply a
> to clarify its use in the new 508/255 regs and as such needs to robust
> and technologically neutral.
> Mary Frances Laughton
> Assistive Devices Industry Office
> Industry Canada
> 3701 Carling Avenue
> Ottawa, Ontario
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