2-3 Section 508 Technical Stewards

The VP/CTO designates a Technical Steward for each of the six EIT accessibility standards. (see http://cto.usps.gov, click on Support, Standards & Guidelines, 508 Standards and Support). Technical Stewards and their associated EIT technical standards are listed in exhibit 2–3. Technical Stewards do the following for their respective EIT standard(s):

  1. Serve as the Postal Service technical experts.
  2. Provide technical guidance and support for the content of Postal Service Section 508 policy and technical documents to enable the Postal Service to comply with Section 508 when purchasing or developing EIT.
  3. Provide technical guidance and support to Postal organizations on their specific Section 508 standards.
  4. Establish testing and evaluation benchmarks that are in harmony with the generic testing approaches and techniques defined in this handbook.
  5. Stay abreast of changes to the technical standards and update Postal Service Section 508 policy and technical documents accordingly.
  6. Help functional organizations respond to inquiries and complaints concerning the class of technology for which they are the stewards.
  7. Create and conduct training on the technical area of their stewardship.
  8. Coordinate among stewardships to ensure that interpretations rendered by stewards are consistent, and to address issues that arise when EIT solutions are covered by more than one Section 508 standard.
  9. Promote ongoing communications and education within the Postal Service.
  10. Represent the Postal Service on interagency working groups to further understanding and consistency of technical guidance.

    Exhibit 23


    Section 508 EIT Technical Standard

    Mgr., Business Solutions Services, IT

    Software applications and operating systems.

    Mgr., Telecommunications., IT

    Telecommunications products.

    (Includes telephony interactive voice response systems, data, and other telecommunications equipment and services.)

    Mgr., Enabler Business Systems Portfolio

    Video and multimedia products.

    (Includes related training and promotional materials.)

    Mgr., Technology Support, IT

    Self–contained and closed products.

    (Includes kiosks, copiers, printers, calculators, mail processing equipment, scanners, fax machines, point–of–sale terminals, etc.)

    Mgr. Distributed Computing Environment, IT

    Desktop and portable computers.

    (Includes employee workstations and laptops.)

    Mgr., Corporate Business Systems Solutions

    Web–based intranet and internet information and applications.