Thread Subject: Re: teitac-subparta Digest, Vol 9, Issue 16
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From: Baker, Robert C.
Date: Mon, Jun 04 2007 1:05 PM
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> Proposed New Definition of Comparable Access Comparable access means
> that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of
> information and data that is timely, accurate, complete and efficient
> when compared to that available to individuals without disabilities.
> Timely access ensures that individuals with disabilities have
> information and data available to them at the same time as individuals
> without disabilities. Accurate and complete access ensures that the
> information and data reflects the intended meaning especially when
> converted into another form or media. Efficiency of access includes
> consideration of the speed with which a person with a disability can
> use electronic and information technology to access information or
> perform a task as compared to an individual without disabilities.
> Does changing this to a definition help address the concerns about how
> this would be used or not used in solicitations?
Robert Baker's Response,
The definition is getting better - but once again I would re-iterate
that I believe this spells out a responsibility to the agencies for
implementing Section 508, as opposed to something that should go into a
solicitation. This has a lot to do with how technology is implemented -
not just what technology is purchased.
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