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1 may not be reproduced without permission 1 Section 508 Procurement Training California State University Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) - S508PT Day Two Beginner Track 1:15 – 2:30 Workshop The procurement process: evaluating 508 compliance and discussion of 508 exemptions Jon Brundage, presenter

2 may not be reproduced without permission 2 Topics How to determine what Section 508 standard the product being secured will apply to. How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard” Exceptions: when are they granted and why.

3 may not be reproduced without permission 3 How to determine what Section 508 standard the product being secured will apply to. Type of product, is it –web content or tool for creating web content? –software application? –telephone or answering service? –television, monitor or TV tuner card for computer? –self contained product such as a fax or copier? –desktop or laptop computer?

4 may not be reproduced without permission 4 How to determine what Section 508 standard the product being secured will apply to. Once we have the product type, identify the characteristics. –Is it something that is “virtual”? software web content –Does it have controls? phones keyboard panel buttons

5 may not be reproduced without permission 5 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. Exercise: evaluate a product Scenario: –A college wishes to distribute Apple iPods to students so they may download Video productions of lectures. –Students with disabilities must be taken into account.

6 may not be reproduced without permission 6 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. First step- what kind of product is it?

7 may not be reproduced without permission 7 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. What kind of product is it? –telecommunications –software –self contained

8 may not be reproduced without permission 8 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. Next- what applies? –has software –has controls –has connectors

9 may not be reproduced without permission 9 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. How does it meet requirements –available information (vendor VPAT) –evaluation by disability groups –in house evaluation

10 may not be reproduced without permission 10 How to evaluate a product against the applicable standard. Findings –documentation –controls –operation for various disabilities

11 may not be reproduced without permission 11 A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard”

12 may not be reproduced without permission 12 A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard” “A web-based tool to help users determine and document Section 508 requirements that apply to a particular E&IT acquisition”

13 may not be reproduced without permission 13 A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard” Features: –Wizard –Buy Accessible data center manages data and references to company and accessibility information about E&IT products and services for government buyers –Glossary of terms –Link to PPT that has outline of process

14 may not be reproduced without permission 14 A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard” The Wizard takes you through a series of questions to help with analysis.

15 may not be reproduced without permission 15 A look at the “Buy Accessible Wizard” After going through a series of questions, relevant information is provided (applicable paragraphs) You can generate a report.

16 may not be reproduced without permission 16 Exceptions: when are they granted and why EIT for a national security system EIT acquired by a contractor incidental to a contract Installation of Assistive technology at workstations of non-disabled Agency owned information products –does not require moving the equipment Fundamental alteration of product EIT located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair or occasional monitoring of equipment

17 may not be reproduced without permission 17 Exceptions: when are they granted and why National Security –Cryptologic activities related to national security –command and control of military forces –equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system –or systems which are critical to the direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions DOES NOT include routine administrative activities such as payroll, finance, personnel administration

18 may not be reproduced without permission 18 Exceptions: when are they granted and why EIT acquired by a contractor incidental to a contract –For example, if a vendor builds a website for an agency, that website must be compliant but the vendor’s website is not required to be accessible –A software provider does not need to make their authoring tools accessible.

19 may not be reproduced without permission 19 Exceptions: when are they granted and why Provisions do not require that Assistive technologies be installed on all agency equipment. –federal worker that is not blind does not require a Braille reader at his/her work station.

20 may not be reproduced without permission 20 Exceptions: when are they granted and why Agency owned information products –Products owned by the agency available for access and use by individuals with disabilities at a location other than that where the electronic and information technology is provided to the public is not required. –“Hey, grab that Kiosk and move to my front lawn.”

21 may not be reproduced without permission 21 Exceptions: when are they granted and why Fundamental alteration –For example, a law enforcement agency supplies a small pager device for field use. That product is meant to be small. Converting the buttons to a large size would constitute a fundamental alteration.

22 may not be reproduced without permission 22 Exceptions: when are they granted and why EIT located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair or occasional monitoring of equipment –“locked closet” concept –for example, a server located in a closet only serviced by vendor.

23 may not be reproduced without permission 23 Exceptions: when are they granted and why Undue burden –Must be documented. –“...agencies shall provide individuals with disabilities with the information and data involved by an alternative means of access that allows the individual to use the information and data.”

24 may not be reproduced without permission 24 Resources 2008 AccessWorld Guide to Accessible Products –http://www.afb.org/store/product.asp?sku=978%2D0%2D89128%2 D837%2D4&mscssid=1K8K9BF9DFG59HKTNF1NF772WF500439http://www.afb.org/store/product.asp?sku=978%2D0%2D89128%2 D837%2D4&mscssid=1K8K9BF9DFG59HKTNF1NF772WF Access Board index –http://www.access- board.gov/sec508/guide/index.htmhttp://www.access- board.gov/sec508/guide/index.htm Buy Accessible Wizard –http://www.buyaccessible.gov/http://www.buyaccessible.gov/ Section 508.gov –http://www.section508.gov/http://www.section508.gov/

25 may not be reproduced without permission 25 Questions/discussion Thank You! Jon Brundage


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