8.1.2: Standard connections

Where an ICT provides user input or output device connection points, the ICT shall provide at least one input and/or output connection that conforms to an industry standard non-proprietary format, directly or through the use of commercially available adapters.

Notes

  1. The intent of this requirement is to ensure compatibility with assistive technologies by requiring the use of standard connections on ICT.
  2. The word connection applies to both physical and wireless connections.
  3. Current examples of industry standard non-proprietary formats are USB and Bluetooth.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT provides user input or output device connection points.
Procedure
  1. Check that one type of connection conforms to an industry standard non-proprietary format.
  2. Check that one type of connection conforms to an industry standard non-proprietary format through the use of commercially available adapters.

Result Pass: Check 1 or 2 is true
Fail: Checks 1 and 2 are false

NOTE: The connections may be physical or wireless connections.

Requirement details

Reference number: 8.1.2

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