Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym or Abbreviation Meaning Category
1210 Also Policy 1210. IT Policy 1210: State of Kansas Web Accessibility Requirements Kansas State Government
504 Also Section 504. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794): prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance United States Federal Government
508 Also Section 508. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d): establishes requirements for electronic and information technology United States Federal Government
a11y Accessibility General
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.): prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability United States Federal Government
ADAAA ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law No: 110-325): clarifies and broadens the definition of disability and expands the population eligible for protections under the ADA United States Federal Government
Ajax Asynchronous JavaScript and XML: a technique used in web application development Technology
AMP Accessibility Management Platform: the tool made available by OITS to assess the accessibility of Kansas web services and content using state standards General
ARIA Also WAI-ARIA. Accessible Rich Internet Applications suite World Wide Web Consortium
AT Assistive technology General
CFR Code of Federal Regulations United States Federal Government
CSS Cascading Style Sheets: mechanism for adding style (e.g., fonts, colors, spacing) to web documents Technology
DOJ Department of Justice: produces the ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments, which includes a chapter entitled “Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA (71 KB PDF document) that details how the nondiscrimination requirements of Title II of the ADA apply to state and local government websites United States Federal Government
EO Executive Order (The KPAT was established by EO 08-12.) Kansas State Government
GAAD Global Accessibility Awareness Day General
GPAT Government Product / Service Accessibility Template United States Federal Government
HTML HyperText Markup Language: the publishing language of the Web Technology
IAAP International Association of Accessibility Professionals General
ICT Information and Communications Technology General
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission Standards Organizations
ISO International Organization for Standardization Standards Organizations
IT Information Technology General
ITAB Information Technology Advisory Board: senior IT managers Kansas State Government
ITEC Information Technology Executive Council: strategic policy and planning body Kansas State Government
KITO Kansas Information Technology Office Kansas State Government
KPAT Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology Kansas State Government
OITS Office of Information Technology Services Kansas State Government
PDF Portable Document Format Technology
Policy 1210 Also 1210. IT Policy 1210: State of Kansas Web Accessibility Requirements Kansas State Government
RIA Rich Internet Applications Technology
RITC Regents Information Technology Council Kansas State Government
Section 504 Also 504. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794), prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance United States Federal Government
Section 508 Also 508. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d): establishes requirements for electronic and information technology United States Federal Government
Title II ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities United States Federal Government
U.S.C. United States Code United States Federal Government
VPAT Voluntary Product Accessibility Template General
W3C World Wide Web Consortium: develops web standards and guidelines Standards Organizations; World Wide Web Consortium
WAI Web Accessibility Initiative: develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities World Wide Web Consortium
WAI-ARIA Also ARIA. Accessible Rich Internet Applications suite World Wide Web Consortium
WAS Web Accessibility Subcommittee of ITAB (inactive) Kansas State Government
WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines World Wide Web Consortium
WCAT Web Content Accessibility Template: Kansas document for use in the Proposed IT Project Plans approval process Kansas State Government
WG Working group General
XHTML Extensible HyperText Markup Language: reformulation of HTML in XML World Wide Web Consortium
XML Extensible Markup Language: a general-purpose specification for defining markup languages for structured data World Wide Web Consortium