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MED-AUDIT Black Box System (BBS) Taxonomy

About the BBS Taxonomy

The MED-AUDIT "Black Box System (BBS)" taxonomy version uses expert mapping between several domains of accessibility to link the device to an individual’s impairment to the particular tasks required by the device. It targets the user who is less familiar with disability, universal design concepts, and medical instrumentation.

This document is laid out as a two dimensional spreadsheet. Row 8 contains the headings. Column A (L#) contains the question number, which is in outline format (I., A., 1, a, etc.). Columns B through K contain the questions. Questions that appear in column B are at the top level. Columns C through K are nested questions and their position indicates what question they are a sub-question of. Column L contains the "Definition", which is a description, clarification, and/or instructions for the question in that row.

Software Requirements to View the Taxonomy

Microsoft Excel or a program that can open Excel files (e.g., AppleWorks) is required to view this file. If you do not have Excel installed on your computer and you use Windows, you can also download the free Excel Viewer from Microsoft, which allows you to view and print, but not edit, the document. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not currently provide a free Excel viewer for the Macintosh.

Download the Taxonomy

Current: 2005-06-20 BBS Taxonomy (215KB Excel)

Previous version(s): NA

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