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  161.900.  Definitions. — As used in sections 161.900 to 161.945, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Accessibility", compliance with nationally accepted accessibility and usability standards, such as those established in Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998;

  (2)  "Assistive technology device", any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities;

  (3)  "Assistive technology service", any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device.  Such term includes:

  (a)  The evaluation of the needs of an individual with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the individual in the individual's customary environment;

  (b)  Purchasing, leasing or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by individuals with disabilities;

  (c)  Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing or replacing assistive technology devices;

  (d)  Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs;

  (e)  Training or technical assistance for an individual with disabilities, or, where appropriate, the family of an individual with disabilities; and

  (f)  Training or technical assistance for professionals, including individuals providing education and rehabilitation services, employers, or other individuals who provide services to, who employ, or who are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities;

  (4)  "Individual with disabilities", any individual who is considered to have a disability or handicap for the purposes of any federal or Missouri law;

  (5)  "Information technology", any electronic information equipment or interconnected system that is used in the acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information, including audio, graphic and text;

  (6)  "State department or agency", each department, office, board, bureau, commission, or other unit of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of state government, including public four-year and two-year colleges and universities;

  (7)  "Undue burden", significant difficulty or expense, including, but not limited to, difficulty or expense associated with technical feasibility.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 589 § 1, A.L. 1999 H.B. 201, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

Transferred 2014; formerly 191.850


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