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

Other IT Office Equipment Appendix B(1)

Statistics by Type of IT Equipment

Question 1: Can users change sound settings, such as volume?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 36 / 530 (6.8%) 115 / 530 (21.7%) 379 / 530 (71.5%)
Fax machine 137 / 326 (42%) 90 / 326 (27.6%) 99 / 326 (30.4%)
Copier 34 / 482 (7.1%) 160 / 482 (33.2%) 288 / 482 (59.8%)
Other 79 / 160 (49.4%) 15 / 160 (9.4%) 66 / 160 (41.3%)
Question 2: Are any displays -- including liquid crystal displays-- readable by persons who are in a seated position, such as those who use wheelchairs?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 430 / 530 (81.1%) 63 / 530 (11.9%) 37 / 530 (7%)
Fax machine 248 / 326 (76.1%) 62 / 326 (19%) 16 / 326 (4.9%)
Copier 366 / 482 (75.9%) 104 / 482 (21.6%) 12 / 482 (2.5%)
Other 122 / 160 (76.3%) 11 / 160 (6.9%) 27 / 160 (16.9%)
Question 3: 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.

Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 394 / 530 (74.3%) 35 / 530 (6.6%) 101 / 530 (19.1%)
Fax machine 243 / 326 (74.5%) 21 / 326 (6.4%) 62 / 326 (19%)
Copier 387 / 482 (80.3%) 51 / 482 (10.6%) 44 / 482 (9.1%)
Other 123 / 160 (76.9%) 9 / 160 (5.6%) 28 / 160 (17.5%)
Question 4: Are status information and cues that are provided in a visual manner also available in an audible manner for persons with disabilities affecting vision?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 78 / 530 (14.7%) 399 / 530 (75.3%) 53 / 530 (10%)
Fax machine 60 / 326 (18.4%) 248 / 326 (76.1%) 18 / 326 (5.5%)
Copier 31 / 482 (6.4%) 418 / 482 (86.7%) 33 / 482 (6.8%)
Other 38 / 160 (23.8%) 94 / 160 (58.8%) 28 / 160 (17.5%)
Question 5: 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?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 48 / 530 (9.1%) 19 / 530 (3.6%) 463 / 530 (87.4%)
Fax machine 267 / 326 (81.9%) 27 / 326 (8.3%) 32 / 326 (9.8%)
Copier 60 / 482 (12.4%) 16 / 482 (3.3%) 406 / 482 (84.2%)
Other 24 / 160 (15%) 7 / 160 (4.4%) 129 / 160 (80.6%)
Question 6: Is the force required to operate or activate controls no greater than 5 lbf?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 388 / 530 (73.2%) 104 / 530 (19.6%) 38 / 530 (7.2%)
Fax machine 253 / 326 (77.6%) 42 / 326 (12.9%) 31 / 326 (9.5%)
Copier 341 / 482 (70.7%) 109 / 482 (22.6%) 32 / 482 (6.6%)
Other 135 / 160 (84.4%) 17 / 160 (10.6%) 8 / 160 (5%)
Question 7: 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.
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 363 / 530 (68.5%) 61 / 530 (11.5%) 106 / 530 (20%)
Fax machine 235 / 326 (72.1%) 57 / 326 (17.5%) 34 / 326 (10.4%)
Copier 410 / 482 (85.1%) 59 / 482 (12.2%) 13 / 482 (2.7%)
Other 110 / 160 (68.8%) 15 / 160 (9.4%) 35 / 160 (21.9%)
Question 8: Are controls and operating mechanisms operable with one hand and operable without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 477 / 530 (90%) 26 / 530 (4.9%) 27 / 530 (5.1%)
Fax machine 297 / 326 (91.1%) 15 / 326 (4.6%) 14 / 326 (4.3%)
Copier 441 / 482 (91.5%) 30 / 482 (6.2%) 11 / 482 (2.3%)
Other 139 / 160 (86.9%) 13 / 160 (8.1%) 8 / 160 (5%)
Question 9: Is there a headphone jack for accessing information by users of assistive listening systems?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 15 / 530 (2.8%) 259 / 530 (48.9%) 256 / 530 (48.3%)
Fax machine 14 / 326 (4.3%) 222 / 326 (68.1%) 90 / 326 (27.6%)
Copier 4 / 482 (0.8%) 294 / 482 (61%) 184 / 482 (38.2%)
Other 56 / 160 (35%) 52 / 160 (32.5%) 52 / 160 (32.5%)
Question 10: 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?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 48 / 530 (9.1%) 443 / 530 (83.6%) 39 / 530 (7.4%)
Fax machine 14 / 326 (4.3%) 288 / 326 (88.3%) 24 / 326 (7.4%)
Copier 16 / 482 (3.3%) 435 / 482 (90.2%) 31 / 482 (6.4%)
Other 27 / 160 (16.9%) 119 / 160 (74.4%) 14 / 160 (8.8%)
Question 11: 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?
Type of IT Equipment Yes No Not Applicable
Printer 41 / 530 (7.7%) 415 / 530 (78.3%) 74 / 530 (14%)
Fax machine 8 / 326 (2.5%) 287 / 326 (88%) 31 / 326 (9.5%)
Copier 11 / 482 (2.3%) 440 / 482 (91.3%) 31 / 482 (6.4%)
Other 37 / 160 (23.1%) 106 / 160 (66.3%) 17 / 160 (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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Updated August 6, 2015