Thread Subject: Re: Additional issues with closed,self-contained products
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From: Diane Golden
Date: Mon, Nov 13 2006 11:15 AM
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While I don't have an issue with this defintion from a theoretical
perspective -- it is not likely practical as a 508 definition of closed,
self-contained products so long as there is a robust set of technical access
standards to which such products must conform. Specifically, if all
products that meet the closed, self-contained definition need to conform to
the technical standands for closed, self-contained products and those
standards require built-in access features comparable to something like the
voting system standards (speech output, large visual display output,
alternative input options, etc.) then public use computers (closed by
policy) would need to have a whole bunch of AT built into the system or be
loaded on so that each computer would meet the standards.
Diane Cordry Golden, Ph.D.
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To: 'TEITAC self contained/closed products subcommittee'
Subject: Re: [teitac-closed] Additional issues with
Definition of Closed that was presented at Plenary
Any product where the user is prevented from installing or attaching
adaptive assistive technology due to physical, electrical or policy
- this can be specific to the application rather than the hardware. That
is, a desktop computer that is purchased with library card catalog software
(where the desktop computer will be locked down) would be closed and could
only be evaluated with AT if the AT was to be installed in the closed
products as purchased. Similarly a PC in a Kiosk would be closed. A PC
on a user's desktop where the user can install any software they need would
not be closed.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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