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Section 508 Reference Guide
Appendix F: Supplementary Questions to Improve Understanding

1. Which of the following are exemptions that we frequently use? (three correct answers)

  1. Undue burden
  2. Commercially nonavailable
  3. Fundamental alteration
  4. Equivalent functionality
  5. Deferred exemption (issue it now, fix it later)
  6. Back office

2. Who is responsible for certifying 508 compliance?

  1. Person buying or creating the product
  2. 508 coordinator
  3. Office of Procurement

3. What should you require on a vendor's 508 compliance checklist?

  1. Simple answers such as "yes", "meets standard", or "meets standards with few exceptions"
  2. Detailed information about how each standard is satisfied

4. If there are no individuals with disabilities using a product, does the product still need to be compliant?

  1. Yes
  2. No

5. Which exemption do you use when a product does not meet a specific standard at the time of the procurement?

  1. Undue burden
  2. Commercially nonavailable

6. Which is the most comprehensive true statement?

  1. "Undue burden" deals with a product that exists, but would be too expensive to make compliant.
  2. "Commercially nonavailable" deals with the lack of products or features that are able to meet 508 standard(s) at the time of purchase.
  3. All of the above

7. If you have a sole source document, which of the following are true? (two correct answers)

  1. Product still must be 100% compliant.
  2. Requirement for "most compliant product" does not apply. Any applicable standard under which the sole source product is not compliant is exempted as "commercially nonavailable".
  3. The Section 508 coordinator determines if the sole source is valid.
  4. The procurement request must include sole source documentation.

8. Who can authorize an exemption?

  1. The buyer
  2. Procurement office on Wednesdays
  3. 508 Coordinator

9. You just discovered that your product that is supposed to go into production tomorrow has Section 508 discrepancies. Can you still release it with the promise of fixing it at the next update?

  1. Yes, especially if you like wearing stripes and your bedroom/living room/den/bathroom to be called a cell.
  2. Yes, if you don't think there are any repercussions from you signing your name to a document certifying that the product would be compliant.
  3. Yes, if you think the judge will have a sense of humor over your deliberately and knowingly violating the law.
  4. All of the above.
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