[games_access] 508 Compliance (Eleanor Robinson)

Barry Johnson barry.johnson at deque.com
Fri Oct 19 10:41:48 EDT 2012


Suggest going to Section508.gov for the Standards.

Ian is correct, Section 508 applies to ALL IT acquired by the government, including "Gamified Training". Most people only talk about the standards in 1194.22 Web Based applications, but it includes software, computers, telephones, and "stand alone" appliances - kiosks, game consoles, etc.

Barry Johnson
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On Oct 19, 2012, at 10:17 AM, Ian Hamilton <i_h at hotmail.com> wrote:


> Ah ok that might just be a problem with the workshops then, describing themselves as '508' when they're really just '508 web-based' - online is only one area that it applies to. Here's the full list, covers everything from voicemail systems to TVs:

>

> Software applications and operating systems

> Web-based intranet and internet information and systems

> Telecommunication products

> Video and multimedia products

> Self contained, closed products

> Desktop and portable computers

>

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> > Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:32:45 -0400

> > From: Eleanor Robinson <eleanor at 7128.com>

> > Subject: Re: [games_access] 508 Compliance (Eleanor Robinson)

> > To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>

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> > Ian, I suspect that it is being applied as if only the media standards

> > were to be used, and that is why there is an uneven approach. It

> > certainly was not clear in the workshops I attended that the standards

> > were to be applied other than on websites. But that's why we have our

> > work cut out for us.

> >

> > Eleanor

> >

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