[Athen] Product evaluation database
ron at altformatsolutions.com
Thu Mar 26 09:15:47 PDT 2015
I work with a lot of small schools that do not have the resources to do
their own internal testing, but the current legal landscape requires them to
assure accessibility. What they are getting from vendors is "of course we
are accessible we are 508 compliant". As most of us know this is absolute
If you think I am seeking this for personal profit then you do not know me
as well as I thought you did. This is a critical need of our community,
NCSU is doing a lot of work in this area as are a few other institutions, I
would just hope that someday the greater community could benefit from
something we have already paid for as taxpayers.
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of Greg Kraus
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:44 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Product evaluation database
Can you give some more context about where this request is coming from?
On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Ron Stewart <ronrstewart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good morning all,
> Once again an extreme need has surfaced and that is a need for a
> database of educational product accessibility evaluations that are readily
> This does not need to be a totally open resource, due to liability
> issues a subscription or closed membership system would be find.
> I am not talking about VPATS, in most instances they have shown to be
> not worth the time it took to write them. What I am looking for are
> real evaluations, that also include what was used for the evaluation.
> We have talked about this a lot but nothing ever seems to come of it.
> Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
> Ron Stewart
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