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Microsoft EN 301 549 reports for Microsoft products

https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-us/industries/government/en-301-549-reports-for-microsoft-products/

Could this concept be abstracted and aligned with FARs…

FARs to be used to write clear and understandable RFPs, contracts/deliverables/expectations, phase reviews (if phased project), final review at delivery, post purchase reviews…? Feed back into repository.


Example

Where manual dexterity is required for operation

the opportunity to use alternative modes of operation must be provided


Where a control requires grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate it, an accessible alternative means of operation that does not require these actions shall be provided.


^ at least one mode of operation must be provided that enables operation through actions that do not involve fine motor control, path dependant gestures, pinching, twisting of the wrist, tight grasping, or simultaneous manual actions (e.g., one handed operation)


Testing methods

Type of compliance

Inspection

Pre-conditions

  1. The ICT has operable parts that requires grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.

Procedure

  1. Check that there is an accessible alternative means of operation that does not require these actions.




SOURCE: [8.4.2 Operation of mechanical parts 8.4.2.1 Means of operation of mechanical parts]

Could a person engaged in the procurement process build an Accessibility Declaration of Conformance (so to speak) by selecting criteria via the 15 functional accessibility requirements. Criteria is populated with base standards from EN and WCAG...perhaps additional criteria built out from Canadian Federal Gov’t. TBD.

Criteria

Supporting Features that meet and exceed base criteria

Remarks and Explanations

8.4.2.1 Means of operation of mechanical parts

Where a control requires grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate it, an accessible alternative means of operation that does not require these actions shall be provided.



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