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

Other IT Office Equipment Appendix C(1)

Statistics by Agency Size

Question 1: Can the user change sound settings, such as volume?

Type of Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 286 (19.1%) 380 (25.4%) 832 (55.5%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 171 (19.9%) 192 (22.4%) 496 (57.7%) 859
All Large Agencies 38 (19.4%) 60 (30.6%) 98 (50%) 196
All Medium Agencies 24 (16.6%) 44 (30.3%) 77 (53.1%) 145
All Small Agencies 32 (19.9%) 28 (17.4%) 101 (62.7%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 21 (15.3%) 56 (40.9%) 60 (43.8%) 137

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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 1166 (77.8%) 240 (16%) 92 (6.1%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 642 (74.7%) 148 (17.2%) 69 (8%) 859
All Large Agencies 160 (81.6%) 28 (14.3%) 8 (4.1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 101 (69.7%) 36 (24.8%) 8 (5.5%) 145
All Small Agencies 147 (91.3%) 12 (7.5%) 2 (1.2%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 116 (84.7%) 16 (11.7%) 5 (3.6%) 137

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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 1147 (76.6%) 116 (7.7%) 235 (15.7%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 634 (73.8%) 74 (8.6%) 151 (17.6%) 859
All Large Agencies 145 (74%) 17 (8.7%) 34 (17.3%) 196
All Medium Agencies 119 (82.1%) 6 (4.1%) 20 (13.8%) 145
All Small Agencies 149 (92.5%) 5 (3.1%) 7 (4.3%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 100 (73%) 14 (10.2%) 23 (16.8%) 137

Question 4: Are status information and cues that are provided in a visual manner also available in audible manner for persons with disabilities affecting vision?

Type of Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 207 (13.8%) 1159 (77.4%) 132 (8.8%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 141 (16.4%) 632 (73.6%) 86 (10%) 859
All Large Agencies 33 (16.8%) 161 (82.1%) 2 (1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 14 (9.7%) 121 (83.4%) 10 (6.9%) 145
All Small Agencies 15 (9.3%) 122 (75.8%) 24 (14.9%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 4 (2.9%) 123 (89.8%) 10 (7.3%) 137

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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 399 (26.6%) 69 (4.6%) 1030 (68.8%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 226 (26.3%) 37 (4.3%) 596 (69.4%) 859
All Large Agencies 36 (18.4%) 11 (5.6%) 149 (76%) 196
All Medium Agencies 55 (37.9%) 2 (1.4%) 88 (60.7%) 145
All Small Agencies 35 (21.7%) 14 (8.7%) 112 (69.6%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 47 (34.3%) 5 (3.6%) 85 (62%) 137

Question 6: Is the force required to operate or activate controls no greater than 5 lbf?

Type of Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 1117 (74.6%) 272 (18.2%) 109 (7.3%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 612 (71.2%) 170 (19.8%) 77 (9%) 859
All Large Agencies 163 (83.2%) 31 (15.8%) 2 (1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 119 (82.1%) 17 (11.7%) 9 (6.2%) 145
All Small Agencies 131 (81.4%) 19 (11.8%) 11 (6.8%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 92 (67.2%) 35 (25.5%) 10 (7.3%) 137

Question 7: Can users confirm their selections?

For instance, if a person has limited fine motor control, such as a person with 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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 1118 (74.6%) 192 (12.8%) 188 (12.6%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 619 (72.1%) 114 (13.3%) 126 (14.7%) 859
All Large Agencies 176 (89.8%) 10 (5.1%) 10 (5.1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 114 (78.6%) 16 (11%) 15 (10.3%) 145
All Small Agencies 100 (62.1%) 36 (22.4%) 25 (15.5%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 109 (79.6%) 16 (11.7%) 12 (8.8%) 137

Question 8: Are controls and operating mechanisms operable with one hand and operable without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?

Type of Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 1354 (90.4%) 84 (5.6%) 60 (4%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 764 (88.9%) 47 (5.5%) 48 (5.6%) 859
All Large Agencies 189 (96.4%) 5 (2.6%) 2 (1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 127 (87.6%) 11 (7.6%) 7 (4.8%) 145
All Small Agencies 142 (88.2%) 18 (11.2%) 1 (0.6%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 132 (96.4%) 3 (2.2%) 2 (1.5%) 137

Question 9: Is there a headphone jack for accessing information by users of assistive listening systems?

Type of Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 89 (5.9%) 827 (55.2%) 582 (38.9%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 59 (6.9%) 448 (52.2%) 352 (41%) 859
All Large Agencies 3 (1.5%) 134 (68.4%) 59 (30.1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 18 (12.4%) 77 (53.1%) 50 (34.5%) 145
All Small Agencies 8 (5%) 77 (47.8%) 76 (47.2%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 1 (0.7%) 91 (66.4%) 45 (32.8%) 137

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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 105 (7%) 1285 (85.8%) 108 (7.2%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 71 (8.3%) 714 (83.1%) 74 (8.6%) 859
All Large Agencies 8 (4.1%) 187 (95.4%) 1 (0.5%) 196
All Medium Agencies 9 (6.2%) 122 (84.1%) 14 (9.7%) 145
All Small Agencies 10 (6.2%) 141 (87.6%) 10 (6.2%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 7 (5.1%) 121 (88.3%) 9 (6.6%) 137

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 Agency Yes No Not Applicable Total
Overall (All Agencies) 97 (6.5%) 1248 (83.3%) 153 (10.2%) 1498
Cabinet Level Agencies 72 (8.4%) 686 (79.9%) 101 (11.8%) 859
All Large Agencies 5 (2.6%) 179 (91.3%) 12 (6.1%) 196
All Medium Agencies 18 (12.4%) 121 (83.4%) 6 (4.1%) 145
All Small Agencies 1 (0.6%) 139 (86.3%) 21 (13%) 161
All Very Small Agencies 1 (0.7%) 123 (89.8%) 13 (9.5%) 137

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