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STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
why?
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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important!
  • Vendors who are actively pursuing IT business opportunities with the State of South Dakota must also comply with the Information Technology Security Policy. For security purposes, this content is not for public consumption, however a modified version is available for you here.
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FINANCE BIT Finance Office
BIT Rates and Information
  • Development >
    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
  • Data Center >
    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
  • Telecommunications >
    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.

Standards

Standards List: Adaptive Technology

Closed Circuit Television: Handheld
The Department of Human Services has made a Statement of Assurance to provide comparable access for individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, employers must reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees, unless undue hardship would result.

  • BIT will set standards for assistive devices
  • Telecommunications will set standards for the support of devices.
  • Bureau of Personnel will set standards for training employees with disabilities in the use of standard devices.

This technology will be applied to individual computers as new technology. This technology will be available to all employees requiring assistive technology.

Criteria for selection included:
  • Avaiable features
  • Ease of use
  • Windows Vista/7/8.x compatible
  • Training and tutorials available
  • Technical support available
  • Cost comparison based on features

Pebble
Pebble's small lightweight design makes it the perfect companion whether you're travelling or at home. Easily read labels, prescriptions, price tags, menus, bus schedules and so much more with this ultra-portable video magnifier. Carry Pebble in your pocket, purse or strap it onto your belt. The only time you'll know it’s there is when you need it. Incorporating a 4.3" viewing screen with digital magnification, this very affordable ultra-portable device can go anywhere.

Features:
  • Adjustable magnification of 2x to 10x
  • 4.3" high resolution Anti-Glare LCD display
  • Centralized camera for perfect viewing
  • Lightweight, portable design (9 oz.)
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Easy-to-use tactile controls
  • Easy writing capability
  • 6 viewing modes (4 are set, 2 can be changed)
  • Freeze Image feature with capability to magnify
  • Foldable 200 degree adjustable handle with comfort grip
  • Stable tilt design for easy writing capability
  • Over 2 hours battery life (2 AA rechargeable batteries included)
  • Dynamic Lighting feature adjusts the built-in lights down on white backgrounds and adjusts it up on darker surfaces. This feature can be turned on or off
  • On/Off light option for reduced glare

Last Updated: 02/26/2014
Last Reviewed: 01/24/2019