Thread Subject: Re: FW: Latest controls access language
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From: Greg Fields
Date: Tue, Oct 23 2007 9:20 AM
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If I could expand on Andrew's point ... the requirements we are working
on help provide guidance for "what" E&IT must do, and usability is a
design and implementation considerations that defines "how" E&IT must
function to meet the "what" requirements.
Greg Fields, Certified Usability Analyst
Accessibility Product Manager
Handheld Product Management
Research In Motion (RIM)
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Subject: Re: [teitac-video] FW: Latest controls access language
That relates to configuration - this might be interpreted to mean that
the agency needs to turn captions on for you, but doesn't speak to a
requirement on the manufacturer...
Usability is a great goal to strive toward, but the additional burden on
testability puts it outside the scope of 508. Perhaps we can get this
clarified on the call today?
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-video] FW: Latest controls access language
> Once again, I want to emphasize that usability is just as
> much a part of Section 508 as accessibility is. Note the
> following section contained in the September 14 draft of our
> 1.2 General Technical Requirements
> 1.2-A - Accessibility Configuration
> In complying with this subpart, each agency must activate
> accessibility features and configure products so that they
> are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities
> As noted during our calls, at present, access to captioning
> controls is unattainable because it is not usable - i.e. the
> access to these controls
> is so buried that no one can figure out how to activate it. This is
> exacerbated by the arrival of increasingly complex video
> programming apparatuses.
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> >> > And attempted re-write for clarity:
> >> >
> >> > In products that receive or display analog or digital
> television, a
> >> > user needing access to an accessibility feature must be
> >> able to find
> >> > easily, and use easily, both the controls needed to enable that
> >> > accessibility feature, and other general controls that that
> >> user also
> >> > needs to be able to use. In at least one location, these
> >> controls must
> >> > be comparable in prominence to the controls needed to
> >> control volume,
> >> > or perform program selection, where the ability to control these
> >> > features is otherwise provided.
> > I know that the editorial group will not go for this since
> it has the
> > subjective phrases such as "find easily" and "comparable in
> > I think that these concepts are covered in the examples,
> which might
> > leave us with a hardware requirement for televisions and
> devices that
> > display analog and digital televisions:
> > Hardware products that receive or display analog or digital
> > must provide controls needed for users to enable captioning
> and audio
> > description.
> > I know that this not going to satisfy everyone's desires, but it is
> > testable and ensures that there is a way for users to
> accomplish what
> > is needed even if it isn't deemed as optimally usable as an
> > that might work for some but not all current devices.
> > And then we have the same examples:
> >> > For example:
> >> > 1. For captioning:
> >> > (a) A caption on/off on a TV remote comparable in
> >> prominence to the
> >> > volume control on that remote;
> >> > (b) Caption controls on the first menu that appear when
> >> on-screen
> >> > menus are displayed
> >> >
> >> > 2. Audio equivalents to on-screen information and visual menu
> >> > selections 3. A tactile button to turn on audio
> >> equivalents; 4. A user
> >> > preferences dialog that is accessible and directly
> reachable from a
> >> > login screen.
> > AWK
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