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Accessibility Assistant

Accessibility Assistant

Issues

Headphone Jacks (3 of 5)

Issue: The headphone jack does not use a standard connector.

3.5 mm headphone connectors are the most common, and are used for headphones for music devices. If the headphone jack does not support 3.5 mm headphone plugs, many users will be unable to connect their headphones to the device.

Populations Impacted: Users who are blind; users with low vision; users who are hard of hearing.

Potential Solution:
  • Provide at least a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. Support for other connectors, such as 2.5 mm headphone connectors or wireless technologies such as Bluetooth can also increase accessibility.

Applicable Guidelines:
ADA-ABA - 707.5
Section 508 - 1194.25(e)
Section 255 - 1193.51(b)