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We certainly can't assume that all electronic forms are accessible. Of
course, given that this was a federal-sponsored initiative accessibility
was one of the main topics. There was an Accessibility subteam
(described in more detail in the URL I provided in my previous e-mail),
and one of the recommendations at the end states that it should be
ensured that "e-forms support Section 508 accessibility requirements.
This is a critical requirement, mandated by law.".
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Dave Pawson wrote:
> At 13:52 29/10/2003, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> >Earlier this year, the U.S. Federal CIO Council conducted an "E-Forms
> >for E-Gov" pilot in which I participated (PureEdge did as well). One of
> >the points that was brought out in Section 6.7 (Archival Records Domain)
> >of the final report  was the importance of binding together
> >presentation, content, and context:
> >Briefly, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
> >guidlines require that the "presentation", "content", and "context" must
> >be bound together in such a way that they can be demonstrated to belong
> >to the same transaction. This may mean physically combining these into a
> >single physical file, or ensuring that they are bound together through
> >some other trusted means, such as electronic hashes and signatures. In
> >addition, any signature must be applied to this combination of
> >presentation, content, and context, and the authentication process must
> >ensure integrity.
> >For most government applications, E-Forms solutions must be designed and
> >selected with these core archival requirements in mind.
> I wonder how that aligns with the 508 accessibility requirements?
> Or do we assume that all electronic forms are accessible.
> I wonder if that was addressed by the pilot.
> regards DaveP
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