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14.33.02.00.htm 14.33.02.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 33 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Chapter 02 Information Technology Nonvisual Access Standards Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §3A-303(5) 3A-311, and 3A-312, Annotated Code of Maryland
14.33.02.01.htm 14.33.02.01. 01 Purpose.. A. The purpose of this chapter is to implement State Finance and Procurement Article, §3A-303(5) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. This chapter sets forth uniform nonvisual access standards to be used in the procurement of information technology and the provision of information technology services by or on behalf of agencies.
14.33.02.02.htm 14.33.02.02. 02 Scope.. A. This chapter applies to the procurement of information technology and the provision of information technology services by or on behalf of agencies, except if:1) The information technology is not available with nonvisual access because the essential elements of the information technology are visual and a nonvisual equivalent cannot be developed; or2) The cost of modifying the information technology for compatibility with software and hardware for
14.33.02.03.htm 14.33.02.03. 03 Application.. A. Except as provided by Regulation .02B of this chapter, information technology and information technology services procured, used, maintained, developed, and provided by or on behalf of agencies shall be nonvisually accessible in accordance with the standards promulgated in this chapter.B. Agencies shall procure information technology and information technology services that comply with the provisions in this chapter when such information technology and infor
14.33.02.04.htm 14.33.02.04. 04 Software Applications and Operating Systems.. Software applications and operating systems shall be considered nonvisually accessible if the products meet the requirements of 36 CFR §1194.21, which is incorporated by reference herein.
14.33.02.05.htm 14.33.02.05. 05 Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications.. Web-based intranet and internet information and applications shall be considered nonvisually accessible if the products meet the requirements of 36 CFR §1194.22, which is incorporated by reference herein.
14.33.02.06.htm 14.33.02.06. 06 Telecommunications and Interconnected Network Equipment and Services.. A. Information technology intended for use in telecommunications or other interconnected network services shall be integrated for obtaining, retrieving, and disseminating visual information by nonvisual means.B. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile phone systems shall be considered nonvisually accessible if the products:1) Are captioned text-to-speech capable;. 2) Use a distributed spee
14.33.02.07.htm 14.33.02.07. 07 Video and Multimedia Products.. A. All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described.B. Presentation of audio descriptions may be user-selectable or permanent..
14.33.02.08.htm 14.33.02.08. 08 Self-Contained, Closed Products.. A. Self-contained products shall be usable by people with visual disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach assistive technology to the product.B. If a product utilizes touch screens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with Regulation .06D(1) and (2) of this chapter.C. If an ocular form of user identification or control is used, an alternative form of identification or activation which doe
14.33.02.09.htm 14.33.02.09. 09 Desktop and Portable Computers.. A. All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with Regulation .06D(1) and (2) of this chapter.B. If a product utilizes touch screens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with Regulation .06D(1) and (2) of this chapter.C. When an ocular form of user identification or control is used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular oc
14.33.02.10.htm 14.33.02.10. 10 Functional Performance Criteria.. A. At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.B. At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for assisti
14.33.02.11.htm 14.33.02.11. 11 Information, Documentation, and Support.. A. Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in nonvisually accessible alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.B. End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in nonvisually accessible alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.C. Support services for products shall accommodate
14.33.02.12.htm 14.33.02.12. 12 Compliance Certification.. Each agency shall certify in the Agency Information Technology Master Plan submission to the Department of Information Technology that information technologies procured and services provided by or on behalf of the unit comply with the requirements in this chapter.
14.33.02.9999.htm 14.33.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 1, 2005 (31:25 Md. R. 1791) ― Recodified from COMAR 17.06.02 to 14.33.02, effective September 26, 2008Regulation .01A amended effective April 5, 2010 (37:7 Md. R. 575). Regulation .12 amended effective April 5, 2010 (37:7 Md. R. 575).
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