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Revised as of October 1, 2010
Goto Year:2009 |
§ 7.7 Product design, development, and evaluation.
(a) Manufacturers and service providers shall evaluate the
accessibility, usability, and compatibility of equipment and services
covered by this part and shall incorporate such evaluation throughout
product design, development, and fabrication, as early and consistently
as possible. Manufacturers and service providers shall identify
barriers to accessibility and usability as part of such a product
design and development process.
(b) In developing such a process, manufacturers and service providers
shall consider the following factors, as the manufacturer deems
(1) Where market research is undertaken, including individuals with
disabilities in target populations of such research;
(2) Where product design, testing, pilot demonstrations, and product
trials are conducted, including individuals with disabilities in such
(3) Working cooperatively with appropriate disability-related
(4) Making reasonable efforts to validate any unproven access solutions
through testing with individuals with disabilities or with appropriate
disability-related organizations that have established expertise with
individuals with disabilities.
Goto Section: 7.5 | 7.9
Goto Year: 2009 |
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