Thread Subject: Re: Applicability of Functional Performance Criteria
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From: Phill Jenkins
Date: Mon, Jun 04 2007 4:35 PM
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> The performance criteria are to be applied to all products after the
technical provisions are applied.
I am suggesting that we recommend to the committee that this be changed
this for the reasons I listed earlier. How can we say that an agency must
comply with all the applicable technical provisions and also some
additional ones that we are not going to tell them, but trust that they'll
> That is a not un-common misunderstanding.
I don't view it as my misunderstanding because the current wording of the
Functional provisions has an explicit comma and an 'or', as is ", or
support for assistive technology used by people who are ... shall be
provided." Support for AT is commonly understood to be the technical
provisions. The current wording doesn't say AND support for AT, it says
OR support for AT. its either or not and. So while you need to determine
if the FPC applies, it can be met by meeting the technical provisions
alone OR by providing one mode of operation ...
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