Overcoming Barriers to ICT through Accessibility. “Partners for Progress” April 18, 2013 Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability (TNHEAD) 2013 Spring Conference Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN. Today’s speaker: . Timothy Creagan
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“Partners for Progress”
April 18, 2013
Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability (TNHEAD)
2013 Spring Conference
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN
Senior Accessibility Specialist
U.S. Access Board
§508 of the Rehabilitation Act and
§255 of the Telecommunications Act
Manufacturers & service providers must:
Each Federal department and agency, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, when procuring, maintaining, developing or using electronic and information technology, must ensure that:
….an “Undue Burden” would be imposed on the agency.
Includes, but is not limited to…
1. People with disabilities who interact with federal agencies.
2. Federal employees with disabilities.
3. All people with disabilities, because accessible products for the federal market are also sold in the public marketplace.
iPods and Podcasting
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Phones
installed on a pc v. on web
Cell phone /w text messaging
SMS (Short Message service)
RTT (Real time Text) –
video + text + audio =
Touch interfaces on mobile devices. Touchscreens, cameras, and other movement detection systems can receive and analyze complex actions: “chorded” input
(several fingers at once)
Whole gestures: spreading two fingers apart or tilting one’s head to the side
HP TouchSmart PC
The “Refresh” is an update of:
• Develop proposed rule (NPRM):
**Text, preamble & regulatory assessment
1. Organize technical provisions by functions, rather than product types –
“two way voice communication” NOT “telephones”
2. Reference external standards –
WCAG 2.0; ANSI C63.19-2011
3. Provide technical assistance within the document.
4. Define “covered electronic content”
CIOC Accessibility Committee: www.CIO.gov
Best Practices subcommittee for Section 508:
www.Section508.gov – FAQs, procurement
www.Access-board.gov – §508 & §255
WCAG 2.0 materials: http://www.w3.org