Hardware checklist

Checkpoint 1.2: Biometric Identification

Provide alternative forms of user identification for biometric identification.


Biometric identification or activation relies on the individuality of the human body to ascertain the identification of that individual. Biometric identification can include eye scans, hand prints and voice recognition. Someone with a physical disability may not be able to reach a hand print machine, position themselves for an eye scan or they may not have the body part required for identification.

Required development techniques

Use one or more of the following techniques to meet Checkpoint 1.2 from the IBM Hardware Accessibility Checklist:

Required test techniques

Test the hardware to ensure that it complies with accessibility requirements.


No tools are needed to test this checkpoint.


The following techniques are required to verify this checkpoint:
Action Result


Verify a non-biometric alternative user identification. Check that a user can be identified using other than biometric means. This may be a configurable form of identification.

Pass: User can be identified without using a biometric identification.

Fail: User can not be identified without using a biometric identification.

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Last updated July 01, 2009.