Thread Subject: Review Questions for Telecom Standards
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From: Diane Golden
Date: Thu, Oct 26 2006 3:25 PM
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Subsequent to the first conference call, a task force has been working to
develop a set of questions to be used in standards review and a structure to
assist us in approaching the review. The following is a set of draft
questions that can be used to guide reivew of the Telecommuncations
standards individually and as a whole. Please review this list and provide
any comments and suggested revisions to the questions through this listserv.
Diane Cordry Golden, Ph.D., Director
Missouri Assistive Technology
816/350-5280 (direct voice)
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Draft Review Questions
Applied to the Standards as a Whole -
Do the standards provide adequate access for individuals with a broad range
of disabilities (including cognitive disability)?
Do the standards provide adequate access for individuals across the age span
and in a variety of environments?
Do the standards require an appropriate range of built in access,
compatibility with add-on or ?substitutability? with assistive technology
Do the standards address new products and components that have become
available since the standards were adopted?
To the extent possible, do the standards consider future trends in
telecommunications technology development to prevent rapid obsolescence?
Applied to Individual Standards -
What functional limitation(s) does the standard address - vision, hearing,
speech, motor, cognitive, other?
Does the standard provide for built in access and/or does it ensure
compatibility with add-on AT or substituting an AT product?
Is the standard internally consistent, between Section 508 and 255, and
externally consistent with other standards (FCC, ANSI, OSHA, etc.)?
Is the standard clear, understandable, and likely to be interpreted
Â· by product designers/developers and consumers if a 255 standard?
Â· by individuals engaged in procurement if a 508 standard?
For a 508 standard - Can the standard be reasonably verified by procurement
officials? Are the standards measurable to the extent possible or can
documentation be provided that verifies conformance to the standards?
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