Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products

Checkpoint 1.4: Usable without attaching assistive technology

Products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach assistive technology to the product.


End-users do not carry assistive technology with them at all times. They need to be able to use printers, fax's, etc. without the use of assistive technology.

Required development techniques

Use one or more of the following techniques to meet Checkpoint 1.4 from the IBM Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products Accessibility Checklist:

Personal headsets for private listening are not assistive technology.

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
1. Verify that the system can be used without attaching an Assistive Technology.

A mode of operation is available which does not require vision, visual acuity greater than 20/70,or fine motor skills.

Note: Visual acuity of 20/70 means that what the person can see at 20 feet what a normal sighted person can see at 70 feet.


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Last updated August 21, 2009.