Why are you making this RSA-911 Edit Checker available?
Many vocational rehabilitation state agencies and VR industry partners have indicated that a tool like this would be very useful for cross-checking and validating data in RSA-911 reports. Based on that feedback, our group of industry collaborators has launched this project.
Who will the tool be available to? And how do agencies get it?
Any state agency can use this tool free of charge. It is available for download on our homepage.
How much does it cost?
This is a program with zero cost.
Is the RSA-911 Edit Checker Accessible?
Yes, Edit Checker is fully accessible as validated with Accessibility Tools testing as well as passing Microsoft’s Accessibility Insights.
What rules and data validation items does the tool include?
The tool incorporates the rules and data validation items as described in the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) document titled RSA-911 Edit Specification. To see which versions are supported, please see our homepage and “latest news” features.
How secure is the RSA-911 Edit Checker with respect to the data?
The RSA 911 Edit Checker tool runs locally on your machine and your data is never sent anywhere else. We have also incorporated the following security protections within the tool to help protect personally identifiable information (PII) while on your desktop.
- RSA-911 Extract File – The RSA-911 Edit Checker does use the RSA-911 extract file to run the rules on. It will read the extract file into a SQL Express database, but uses a SQL temporary database table to do so. So, once the RSA-911 Edit Checker is closed, there is no RSA-911 extract information left in the database.
- When the RSA-911 Edit Checker does complete running its rule checks, there is an option to generate an error report. This error report is generated into an Excel file. If that Excel file is closed, without saving, there is no error report information left on the workstation. Only in the case of saving the error report is there any information saved on the workstation.
- For support, there is an option to export the RSA-911 extract file in the case it can be used to troubleshoot a rule check. When using this export option, the extract is exported without PII. Specifically, Element5, Element6 and Element8 are cleared. This cleansed, secured export file is opened in Excel and, if not saved, then there is no extract file information left on the workstation. Only in the case of saving the cleansed, secured export file is any information saved on the workstation but it is without PII.