Thread Subject: Re: Biometric Language Discussion
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Fri, Jun 01 2007 11:50 AM
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I think this is good.
Biometric identification should be separated from control. It is quite
different and has different constraints and implications (and solutions).
we need to capture the control aspect separately now and decide what we
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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Subject: [teitac-hardware] Biometric Language Discussion
On the con-call today, we started discussion on touch controls there was
split relative to biometric identification versus biometric controls so that
touch capacitive controls are considered part of 508 and how they impact the
The language for 1194.25(d) and 1194.26(c) is the same and is as follows:
When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an
alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the
user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be
The proposal is to remove the "or control" and "or activation" sections.
This changes the language to focus on the Biometric identification element.
The control element would then need to be integrated into the overall
Thus, the new language would be:
When biometric forms of user identification are used, an alternative form of
identification, which does not require the user to possess particular
biological characteristics, shall also be provided.
Please comment and discuss.
Rob Nerhood | Experience Design Group | Ergonomics Engineer
Dell, Inc. | One Dell Way | Round Rock, Texas 78682 - 7000
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