Thread Subject: Re: Comparable Access
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From: Barrett, Don
Date: Thu, Jun 07 2007 9:45 AM
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The only thing I would change is the efficiency clause to something
- Efficient access ensures that an individual with a disability,
accounting for the capabilities of the assistive technology, exerts as
close as possible the same amount of effort in using electronic and
information technology to perform a task as compared to an individual
without a disability.
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Subject: [teitac-subparta] Comparable Access
I propose the following modified wording for the comparable access
provision, which separately defines "accurate and complete" and provides
further clarity on what "efficient" means without using the term "speed"
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
- Timely access ensures that individuals with disabilities have
information and data available to them at the same time as individuals
- Accurate access ensures that the information and data reflects the
intended meaning especially when converted into another form or media.
- Complete access ensures that no information or data is missing when
accessed by assistive technology or converted into another form or media
- Efficient access ensures that an individual with a disability exerts
the same amount of effort in using electronic and information technology
to perform a task as compared to an individual without a disability.