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Accessibility

Be more productive with our user-friendly products 

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What good are your products and services if not everyone can use them? When you design a product's features and functions with accessibility and usability in mind, everybody benefits. That's why our product design process includes evaluations and development cycles that align with Section 508 compliance standards

 
 

Engage independent experts

At Ricoh, we strive to not only meet Section 508 compliance standards, but exceed them. To help us get there, we use the expertise of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, whose assessment methodology helps manufacturers and buyers determine the accessibility of electronic and information technology products.

With this methodology, we can quickly identify design changes that would make our electronic devices easier for people with physical or cognitive disabilities to use. 

 

Have a clear mission and philosophy

Our commitment to user-friendly products starts with incorporating accessibility into the core requirements whenever possible. We guide our efforts according to the following objectives:

  • Configure features to enhance — not restrict — overall functionality.
  • Conduct user testing, evaluations and product improvement cycles to ensure that the technology accommodates the majority of single-impairment conditions.
  • Ensure compatibility with commonly used personal assistive devices and technologies.

 
 

Establish a protocol for compliance

To help us comply with Section 508, we conduct evaluations using two methods:


  • A checklist of more than 250 items derived from Section 508, the U.S. Access Board and other human factors, standards and guidelines
  • Simulated usability tests involving people with a variety of impairments


The results are available in our Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs). Please select a product below to evaluate its compliance with Section 508.

 

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates