Thread Subject: Re: FPC: I - Without Physical Contact
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Tue, Mar 18 2008 9:45 AM
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Thanks, Paul and Gregg.
However, this change raises a problem. Is the inserted "necessary to
operate" intended to apply only to FPC I, or also to H? We already have a
proposed edit to H regarding the "access to all functionality" phrase.
If there's no objection, I'm going to separate out H from the pre-consensed
package so we can firewall this issue.
Discussion of H, I, and J will follow the pre-consensed FPCs in today's
Please note also that the FPC consensus includes the preamble about when and
how FPCs "can/must" be used, and the material about FPC and AT.
From: Schomburg, Paul [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:04 AM
To: TEITAC Committee
Cc: Schomburg, Paul
Subject: [teitac-committee] FPC: I - Without Physical Contact
Folks: In the interest of achieving consensus I would like to support
version 3 of this provision with a sight modification.
Current Version 3:
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.
The does not apply to powering product up, changing consumables or
maintenance. (See note on functional performance criteria and assistive
I think the current wording that requires "access to all functionality" can
imply the need to covey high bandwidth content between a product and the AT
device. For example, I can control the operation of a TV using the IR
interface for a remote control, but would requiring access to "all
functionality" mean I would have to transmit closed caption data, audio
description, even audio-video content over the interface? I don't think
that was what is intended. I also don't think that this provision needs to
cover administrative/setup functions commonly done by a technician (like
setting up a phone with a SIM card or security configurations for network
Gregg Vanderheiden and I worked out a revised version as follows:
NEW Version 3:
Products must provide at least one mode that allows access necessary to
operate all functionality of the product without requiring any physical
contact with the product beyond initial connection and setup of a special
interface device. This does not apply to powering product up, changing
consumables, initial configuration set-up or maintenance. (See note on
functional performance criteria and assistive technology.)
If there is time on the agenda I'd like to see if we can achieve consensus
on this language on today's call.
Paul G. Schomburg, Sr. Manager
Panasonic Corporation of North America
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