Thread Subject: language for the functional performance criteria 1.1-H - Without Physical Contact
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Mon, Oct 22 2007 2:30 PM
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The following language for the functional performance criteria 1.1-H -
Without Physical Contact was worked out today on the General call.
It is being posted to GENERAL and TEITAC for information and comment.
If desired it can be put into the draft for broad review. We leave that up
to the chairs or TEITAC to determine.
Gregg & Michael
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
1.1-H - Without Physical Contact
Products must provide at least one mode that allows access to all
functionality of the product without requiring any physical contact with the
product beyond initial connection and setup of a special interface device.
This access may be provided directly or through assistive technology.
Note: While it is preferable that no contact at all be required, the use of
a standard physical connection such as a USB would meet this provision.
Rationale and Notes
* A large population of people with physical disabilities cannot reach
out to touch a product or cannot reach out long enough to actually operate a
product physically. The Forrester Study by Microsoft cited people with
physical disabilities as being second only to blindness and low vision as
providing difficulties in using computers.
* Use of cameras to monitor user movement to control input would meet
* Allowing users to control the product using their own communication
or control via a universal wireless connection would also meet this
* ANSI/INCITS URC standard would be one
* Wireless USB would be another solution
* A connection is allowed since it may be necessary. Individuals could
have a companion or bystander connect them and still allow them privacy in
completing the transaction. Methods not requiring any contact or assistance
of course are preferred.
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