Other IT Office Equipment Appendix B(1)

Question-by-Question Responses to Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist:

Statistics by Type of IT Equipment

Question 1. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 1 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (can users change sound settings, such as volume?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (36 / 530 or 6.8%); No (115 / 530 or 21.7%); Not Applicable (379 / 530 or 71.5%)

Fax machine: Yes (137 / 326 or 42%); No (90 / 326 or 27.6%); Not Applicable (99 / 326 or 30.4%)

Copier: Yes (34 / 482 or 7.1%); No (160 / 482 or 33.2%); Not Applicable (288 / 482 or 59.8%)

Other: Yes (79 / 160 or 49.4%); No (15 / 160 or 9.4%); Not Applicable (66 / 160 or 41.3%)

Question 2. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 2 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (are any displays -- including liquid crystal displays-- readable by persons who are in a seated position, such as those who use wheelchairs?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (430 / 530 or 81.1%); No (63 / 530 or 11.9%); Not Applicable (37 / 530 or 7%)

Fax machine: Yes (248 / 326 or 76.1%); No (62 / 326 or 19%); Not Applicable (16 / 326 or 4.9%)

Copier: Yes (366 / 482 or 75.9%); No (104 / 482 or 21.6%); Not Applicable (12 / 482 or 2.5%)

Other: Yes (122 / 160 or 76.3%); No (11 / 160 or 6.9%); Not Applicable (27 / 160 or 16.9%)

Question 3. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 3 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist, organized by type of equipment. Question 3 asks,

For free-standing equipment, is the highest operable part of controls, dispensers, receptacles, and other operable equipment placed within at least one of the following reach ranges?

(a) If a forward approach is required, the maximum high forward reach is 48 inches.

(b) If a side approach is allowed, and the reach is not over an obstruction, the maximum high side reach is 54 inches; if it is over an obstruction which is no more than 24 inches wide and 34 inches high, the maximum high side reach is 46 inches.

The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (394 / 530 or 74.3%); No (35 / 530 or 6.6%); Not Applicable (101 / 530 or 19.1%)

Fax machine: Yes (243 / 326 or 74.5%); No (21 / 326 or 6.4%); Not Applicable (62 / 326 or 19%)

Copier: Yes (387 / 482 or 80.3%); No (51 / 482 or 10.6%); Not Applicable (44 / 482 or 9.1%)

Other: Yes (123 / 160 or 76.9%); No (9 / 160 or 5.6%); Not Applicable (28 / 160 or 17.5%)

Question 4. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 4 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (are status information and cues that are provided in a visual manner also available in an audible manner for persons with disabilities affecting vision?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (78 / 530 or 14.7%); No (399 / 530 or 75.3%); Not Applicable (53 / 530 or 10%)

Fax machine: Yes (60 / 326 or 18.4%); No (248 / 326 or 76.1%); Not Applicable (18 / 326 or 5.5%)

Copier: Yes (31 / 482 or 6.4%); No (418 / 482 or 86.7%); Not Applicable (33 / 482 or 6.8%)

Other: Yes (38 / 160 or 23.8%); No (94 / 160 or 58.8%); Not Applicable (28 / 160 or 17.5%)

Question 5. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 5 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist, organized by type of equipment. Question 5 asks,

For fax machines, does the machine provide line status information (such as notifying the user of a "busy" fax line) in a visual manner (either text display or status lights) for users who are deaf or hard of hearing?

The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (48 / 530 or 9.1%); No (19 / 530 or 3.6%); Not Applicable (463 / 530 or 87.4%)

Fax machine: Yes (267 / 326 or 81.9%); No (27 / 326 or 8.3%); Not Applicable (32 / 326 or 9.8%)

Copier: Yes (60 / 482 or 12.4%); No (16 / 482 or 3.3%); Not Applicable (406 / 482 or 84.2%)

Other: Yes (24 / 160 or 15%); No (7 / 160 or 4.4%); Not Applicable (129 / 160 or 80.6%)

Question 6. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 6 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (is the force required to operate or activate controls no greater than 5 lbf?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (388 / 530 or 73.2%); No (104 / 530 or 19.6%); Not Applicable (38 / 530 or 7.2%)

Fax machine: Yes (253 / 326 or 77.6%); No (42 / 326 or 12.9%); Not Applicable (31 / 326 or 9.5%)

Copier: Yes (341 / 482 or 70.7%); No (109 / 482 or 22.6%); Not Applicable (32 / 482 or 6.6%)

Other: Yes (135 / 160 or 84.4%); No (17 / 160 or 10.6%); Not Applicable (8 / 160 or 5%)

Question 7. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 7 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist, organized by type of equipment. Question 7 asks,

Can users confirm their selections? For instance, if a person has limited fine motor control, such as a person who a palsy, it is helpful for him or her to have the opportunity to confirm selections -- such as "number of copies" selected -- before the operation begins.

The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (363 / 530 or 68.5%); No (61 / 530 or 11.5%); Not Applicable (106 / 530 or 20%)

Fax machine: Yes (235 / 326 or 72.1%); No (57 / 326 or 17.5%); Not Applicable (34 / 326 or 10.4%)

Copier: Yes (410 / 482 or 85.1%); No (59 / 482 or 12.2%); Not Applicable (13 / 482 or 2.7%)

Other: Yes (110 / 160 or 68.8%); No (15 / 160 or 9.4%); Not Applicable (35 / 160 or 21.9%)

Question 8. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 8 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (are controls and operating mechanisms operable with one hand and operable without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (477 / 530 or 90%); No (26 / 530 or 4.9%); Not Applicable (27 / 530 or 5.1%)

Fax machine: Yes (297 / 326 or 91.1%); No (15 / 326 or 4.6%); Not Applicable (14 / 326 or 4.3%)

Copier: Yes (441 / 482 or 91.5%); No (30 / 482 or 6.2%); Not Applicable (11 / 482 or 2.3%)

Other: Yes (139 / 160 or 86.9%); No (13 / 160 or 8.1%); Not Applicable (8 / 160 or 5%)

Question 9. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 9 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (is there a headphone jack for accessing information by users of assistive listening systems?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (15 / 530 or 2.8%); No (259 / 530 or 48.9%); Not Applicable (256 / 530 or 48.3%)

Fax machine: Yes (14 / 326 or 4.3%); No (222 / 326 or 68.1%); Not Applicable (90 / 326 or 27.6%)

Copier: Yes (4 / 482 or 0.8%); No (294 / 482 or 61%); Not Applicable (184 / 482 or 38.2%)

Other: Yes (56 / 160 or 35%); No (52 / 160 or 32.5%); Not Applicable (52 / 160 or 32.5%)

Question 10. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 10 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist (are instructions and all information for use accessible to and independently usable by persons with disabilities affecting vision, such as with recorded information or Braille labels and directions?), organized by type of equipment. The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (48 / 530 or 9.1%); No (443 / 530 or 83.6%); Not Applicable (39 / 530 or 7.4%)

Fax machine: Yes (14 / 326 or 4.3%); No (288 / 326 or 88.3%); Not Applicable (24 / 326 or 7.4%)

Copier: Yes (16 / 482 or 3.3%); No (435 / 482 or 90.2%); Not Applicable (31 / 482 or 6.4%)

Other: Yes (27 / 160 or 16.9%); No (119 / 160 or 74.4%); Not Applicable (14 / 160 or 8.8%)

Question 11. Summarized below are the agencies' responses to question 11 of the Other IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist, organized by type of equipment. Question 11 asks,

Are there alternate operating mechanisms for persons who cannot use push-style controls? Example: Are there alternative methods of control -- such as voice activation -- for routine tasks?

The agencies provided the following responses for the following categories of equipment:

Printer: Yes (41 / 530 or 7.7%); No (415 / 530 or 78.3%); Not Applicable (74 / 530 or 14%)

Fax machine: Yes (8 / 326 or 2.5%); No (287 / 326 or 88%); Not Applicable (31 / 326 or 9.5%)

Copier: Yes (11 / 482 or 2.3%); No (440 / 482 or 91.3%); Not Applicable (31 / 482 or 6.4%)

Other: Yes (37 / 160 or 23.1%); No (106 / 160 or 66.3%); Not Applicable (17 / 160 or 10.6%)


1. This document is available on the Department of Justice's section 508 Web site (www.usdoj.gov/crt/508). People with disabilities may request copies in Braille, large print, or on computer disk by calling 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).


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