Hardware Self Contained,
Closed Products checklist

Important Note:

This Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products checklist is used for meeting legacy US Section 508 requirements. IBM does not have current plans to update this checklist for the Revised Section 508 standard (2017), as all known hardware currently being produced by IBM is exempted from Revised 508 requirements by a clause covering server room equipment. IBM teams can read the status of hardware (IBM internal page) for more details.

 

IBM Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products accessibility checklist

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IBM Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products accessibility checklist - Version 3.7
1 Controls and latches Checkpoint status
Yes, No, Planned, N/A
Comments
1.1 Controls and latches should be reachable and operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.

1.2 Provide alternative forms of user identification for biometric identification.

1.3 Provide alternative input methods for touchscreens or touch-operated controls.

1.4 Products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach assistive technology to the product.

2 Keys and Keypads Checkpoint status
Yes, No, Planned, N/A
Comments
2.1 Provide the status of all locking or toggle keys visually and either through touch or sound.

2.2 Provide keys which are tactilely discernible without activating them.

2.3 If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character.

3 Color and Contrast Checkpoint status
Yes, No, Planned, N/A
Comments
3.1 Use color as an enhancement, not as the only way to convey information or distinguish keys, controls and labels.

3.2 If the user can adjust color and contrast settings, provide a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels. Provide a range of color selections if you allow the users to adjust the color and contrast settings.

4 Audio Checkpoint status
Yes, No, Planned, N/A
Comments
4.1 For devices with voice output, provide the ability to adjust the volume. Provide a function to reset the volume to the default level after every use.

4.2 If audio output is provided, provide an industry standard audio connector to allow for private listening. Provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio.

5 Timing Checkpoint status
Yes, No, Planned, N/A
Comments
5.1 Provide an alert before timed responses expire and allow the user to indicate more time is needed.

5.2 Avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

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Last updated July 01, 2009.