Thread Subject: Re: "Content" in our subcommittee
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From: Brett, Thomas F
Date: Tue, Oct 31 2006 6:35 AM
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Just focusing on email content I believe it is important that Section
508 clarify that this content and any attachments be available to people
with disabilities in a form that will allow them to read and complete
forms, if any.
As a economic benefit to enforcing compliant email content, Government
agencies send out email that have attachments related to HR and
Financial Guidance. These attachments are in PDF, Word or Excel format.
This guidance is posted to the receiving agency's web site. Before it
can be posted each of the agencies must convert the non compliant
guidance to a compliant format. If the sending agency has a list serv
that has 250 destinations that is 250 times that the document will be
made compliant so it can be posted. If the originating agency were
required to send a compliant attachment there would be significant
Section 508 Coordinator
US Office of Personnel Management
Disabled does not mean Unable
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] "Content" in our subcommittee
" [David wrote] Question #1: Is electronic content covered under 508?"
"2.) Question #2: If electronic content is covered under 508, then what
of information and data is covered? "
My comments - I believe the current law is very clear that all of this
covered, all means of E&IT regardless of how it is stored. The real
question is what can be enforced. Currently only E&IT that is procured
enforced to these requirements. Thus, the obligation is already there
ensure every type of E&IT meet the standards. Do we want to increase
scope of enforcement?
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