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									Florida Government Technology Conference ▪ September 23, 2008
                     WHO WE ARE…

   The Technology Accessibility for All Floridians (TAAF) is a
   subcommittee that reports to the CIO Council. TAAF is
   represented by the Executive, Legislative and Judicial
   branches of Florida government. TAAF also has
   participants that represent the Military and local
   government.

   Our subcommittee has over 50 members representing a
   cross section of skills that include Web Managers,
   Computer Programmers, Public Information Specialists and
   Training Specialists.
                                       Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                     Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     WHO WE ARE…

   Enterprise Guidelines Subcommittee

   Our Purpose:
   To develop guidelines that ensure universal access to
   electronic information.

   Guidelines for:
    Electronic Documents
    Multimedia
    User Interface
                                     Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

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                     WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…

   Florida AeIT Act of 2006
   During the 2006 Florida Legislative session, the Florida
   Legislature passed the Accessible electronic Information
   Technology Act (AeIT) regarding access for persons with
   disabilities to electronic information and information
   technology.




                                      Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                    Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…

   Florida AeIT Act of 2006
   The AeIT Act was incorporated into sections 282.601
   through 282.606, Florida Statutes. The Florida Department
   of Management Services adopted administrative rules for
   the development, procurement, maintenance, and use of
   accessible electronic information technology by
   governmental units in January 2007. These rules are
   published as Florida Administrative Code, Sections 60-
   8.001 through 60.8.004.

                                      Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

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                     WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…




                       It’s the LAW
                           and…
                                      Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

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                     WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…



             It’s the
        RIGHT THING TO DO!
         Accessibility Benefits Everyone

                                      Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

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                     ACCESSIBILITY BENEFITS EVERYONE


        Promoting Universal Design
        Accommodating Aging & Impairments
        Bridging Digital Divide
        Recognizing Trends in Internet Access



                                        Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                      Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN



      While the original purpose for accessibility of electronic
       information was to answer the needs of persons with
        disabilities, everyone benefits by making electronic
                        information accessible.




                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN




                           HOW?
                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN

   Examples:

   Curb cuts were first instituted for accessibility when the
   Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 mandated
   that physical, public locations be accessible for any user.

   The curb cut example is often used to describe universal
   design. While a great example, what is sometimes missed
   are the benefits that are an off shoot of this design strategy.



                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN

   Curb Cuts Cont.

   For example, A wider curb cut is also useful for motor
   vehicles to enter a driveway or parking lot on the other side
   of a sidewalk.

   Smaller curb cuts, approximately a foot in width, can be
   utilized in parking areas or sidewalks to allow for a
   drainage path of water runoff to flow into an area where it
   may infiltrate such as grass or a garden.

                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN

   There are many examples of universal design as it
   relates in the technology world:

    Buttons on control panels that can be distinguished by touch
    Auditory output redundant with information on visual displays
    Visual output redundant with information in auditory output
    Volume controls on auditory output
    Speed controls on auditory output
    Choice of language on speech output
    Closed captioning on television networks
    Language Translation On Demand


                                             Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                            Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     UNIVERSAL DESIGN

   People with disabilities constitute a major portion of global
   population. According to the World Health Organization, it
   is estimated that 400 to 500 million people worldwide
   have some kind of disability and require access to
   Information Technology.

   Recent statistics indicate there are 54 million visually
   disabled and 10 million legally blind Americans, and the
   number is increasing at an accelerated rate.


                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     ACCOMMODATING AGING & IMPAIRMENTS



   An aging population in U.S., Europe, and Japan is another
   parameter in the accelerated rate of people with disabilities.
    Overall aging is a major social and economical parameter
                       in industrial nations.




                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     ACCOMMODATING AGING & IMPAIRMENTS

                        Labor Force Percent Above the Age of 40


              55

              50

              45                                               51.4
                                              48.2
              40
                                   40.1
              35        38.6

              30
                       1980       1990        2000             2010




                                                     Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                                   Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     ACCOMMODATING AGING & IMPAIRMENTS

   57% of current working-age computer users may benefit
   from accessible technology because of mild to severe
   impairments:
       Vision
       Hearing            As the number of people who
                           experience these impairments
       Dexterity          continues to increase, more
       Speech             people will require accessible
                           information technology.
       Cognitive



                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     ACCOMMODATING AGING & IMPAIRMENTS


   All adults over 50 who use the Internet: 29 percent, or
   approximately 47.27 million. Adults over 50 comprise about
   37 percent of the overall U.S. adult population.

   Adults age 50-64 who use the Internet: 29 percent, or
   approximately 47. 27 million. Adults age 50-64 make up
   approximately 22 percent of the total U.S. adult population.



                                         Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                       Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

   Making electronic information accessible was envisioned to
   answer the needs of persons with disabilities after the
   internet moved away from text based sites. What has
   emerged is the realization that we all benefit by making
   electronic information accessible through multiple venues.
   The most important being cell phones.
   Only 41% of all internet access is by people who access
   the internet by PC only. In 2006, 25% of all internet access
   was exclusively by mobile phones. This year it is
   anticipated that more people will access the internet using
   a mobile device than via a PC.
                                           Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                         Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE


                        Internet Available Everywhere:
                         Home
                         Public Places
                         Public Transit
                         Satellite Connections
                         Cellular Connections




                                            Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                           Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE




   Home broadband adoption increased from 47% from March
    2007 to 55% in April 2008 and is expected to hit 1 billion
                  world wide users in 2008.




                                           Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                         Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE




     Yet 10% of homes in the USA
        still use 56K modems


                                           Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                         Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE



   Although there are very few (mobile) satellite internet
   users, it may be their only means to access the internet.

   Satellite internet access is used from the most remote
   locations in the world.




                                           Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                         Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS


   This increasingly omnipresent internet is allowing the
   creation of new devices that change where, when and how
   we access information.

   A growing portion of the population now access the internet
   through non-traditional devices.




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

   Cell phones
   represent over 25%
   of internet users.

   Internet browsing
   on cell phones is
   primarily text based.




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

   Portable devices now have similar power and feature
   experience when compared to laptops and workstations.


      Examples of
      internet access
      on a portable
      device:




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS




   Even refrigerators now come
   equipped with internet
   access.




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

   A recent survey finds that 97% of young people today play
   video games in one form or another.

   Both regular gaming consoles and portable gaming devices
   have internet browsers.




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

                 Portable Assistive Technology
                  Voice & Hearing Amplifiers
                  Tour Guide Systems
                  Braille Note with GPS
                  Portable Word Processors
                  Voice Activation
                  Text to Speech
                  KNFB Readers
                  Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)

                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

        Accessibility is NOT JUST FOR WEB
        Consider accessibility when distributing electronic information:
           Email
           CDs / DVDs
           Shared Drives / Thumb Drives
           Intranets
           Television Broadcast / Webcast
           Multimedia
           Publications (newsletters, magazines, etc.)

                                                    Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                                  Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Accessibility Benefits Everyone –
                     RECOGNIZING TRENDS

  Degrade Gracefully




                                          Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                        Know It. Sow It. Grow It.
                     Questions?
        Visit us at http://www.myflorida.com/cio/committees_accessibility.shtml




                                                   Technology Accessibility for All Floridians

September 23, 2008                                 Know It. Sow It. Grow It.

								
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