Welcome to the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee Interactive Work Space
TEITAC, Committee members represents over forty industry, disability groups, standard-setting bodies in the U.S. and abroad, and government agencies, among others. More information about TEITAC is available at the Access Board web site.
This WIKI provides a mechanism for collaboration, discussion, and development of guidelines, standards, and other supporting documentation that may be used in the development of the the committees recommendations. Documentation found here is not to be interpreted to be official guidelines, standards, recommendations, or Access Board approved materials and does not represent the viewpoints, opinions, or recommendations of the committee, committee members, or the parties represented.
- Final report is available at: http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/refresh/report/
- Link to current working draft report is below.
- Most recent plenary face-to-face meeting was January 7-9 at NSF.
- Next plenary face-to-face meeting is April 3rd in Washington DC.
- For those interested, there is TEITAC panel session at CSUN 2008
TEITAC / 508 Refresh in the Press
- Government Computing News mentions that Committee to refresh Section 508. (03/22/2007)
- FCW gives air to some of our members. Interesting and unique take on 508 law... (01/22/2007)
- Blog about First 'TEITAC' meeting (10/03/2006)
This wiki is open to all for contributions and collaborations. Changes to documents here should be made with care and typically only after discussion and consensus within the sub-committee or task force responsible for a particular document. The wiki documents form not only a mechanism for collaboration and discussion, but also form resources and documentation that will be used to generate the official TEITAC technical recommendations.
Read the TEITAC wiki instructions and guidelines.
Mailing lists are available for TEITAC as well as each subcommittee and task force. These mailing lists are the primary method for communication and collaboration within the TEITAC committee and subcommittees.
- Read the mailing list guidelines
- Subscribe, unsubscribe, or manage your mailing list subscriptions at http://list.teitac.org
- Archives of all mailing lists are available at http://teitac.org/mailarchives/
A calendar of TEITAC events and activities can be found at http://teitac.org/calendar/
How To Contribute
All TEITAC activities are open to the public. We encourage you to participate in our meetings and to contribute to subcommittees and task force activities. To participate in a sub-committee, simply select the subcommittee name below for details on meeting times and activities. Please subscribe the the subcommittee mailing lists - much of the discussion and collaboration will occur in these mailing lists. You can also contribute resources and information or collaborate on working documents by using this wiki.
To become a member of a subcommittee, you may either add your name to the participants page for that subcommittee or e-mail the subcommittee cochairs. Subcommittee members commit to participate in the subcommittee work product. Membership is used in determining consensus.
The following subcommittees are currently available. Resources for each sub-committee, including e-mail lists for each group, are available by selecting the subcommittee name below.
- General Interface Accessibility
- Web and Software
- Audio Video
- Self contained/closed
- Sub-part A
- Documentation and technical support
- Editorial Working Group - assembles the drafts and working with the entire committee to produce the final report.
- Communications Task Force - provides communication and administration tools
Drafts of Recommenations
The final report of the Committee, and all minority reports can be found on The Access Board web site. Just scroll down to the end of the chronological listing for both HTML and .DOC versions.
Final Working Draft
- Complete Working Draft This page reflects the work of the Committee from the January in-person meeting the end of the committee work on April 3. This page was updated through the March 25 meeting, but final editorial adjustments to the provisions made as the final report was prepared may not be reflected in the version on this page. Please see the TEITAC final report.
- November 27 Draft
- Subpart A and Technical Provisions Working Draft (Maintained Nov 27 - January 4)
- October 26 Draft
- Subpart A and Technical Provisions (October 26 Draft)
- The Sandbox / Updates Page Updated drafts and other material submitted for review
- September 14 Working Draft
- September 3 Working Draft
- August 17 Draft
- The May 30 Draft
- May 22nd-24th face-to-face plenary
- 16 April 2007
- 12 March 2007
Themes are issues that apply to all subcommittees.
- Cognitive Disability
- Economic Impact
- Emerging Products and Components
- External Standards by Reference
- Interoperability with AT
- Maintaining and Updating the Standards
- Usability of the Standards
Please edit this section if you think there is specific information the Committee needs to have presented, or if you have a specific presentation you want to deliver.
These presentations may be made during face-to-face meetings, online in between meetings, or delivered as "White Papers."
The list that follows was generated at the November plenary meeting. Subcommittees are also encouraged to solicite for presentations from here on the wiki home page.
- We are looking for a presentation on modern ICT products and low vision. The purpose would be to explain in both clinical and demographic terms the interaction of the principal forms of low vision with typical components and characteristics of common ICT products. For example, how does reflective glare affect the accessibility for users with glaucoma.
- (Note: we got several recommendations of sources of such a presentation; please edit those into the wiki here. Thanks.)
- A presentation on cognitive impairment implications; one possible source was Prof. Clayton Lewis of University of Colorado and the Coleman Institute.
- A presentation from federal agencies, parallel to the one from the on on 8 Nov 2006 on implementation issues experienced by the states.
Archive of Presentations
- Documents from first meeting
- Documents from second meeting
- Documents from third meeting
- Informational presentation by Prof. Hajime Yamada
General Reference Materials
- General References Page - A compilation of documents that were deemed useful by the commitee in its work.
- SHORT NAME PROPOSAL A starting place for short names.