.02 Definitions.

A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Accessible" means:

(a) Easy to get to;

(b) Approachable; or

(c) Available.

(2) "Agency" means each unit of State government to which this subtitle is applicable in accordance with State Finance and Procurement Article, §3A-302, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Regulation .01 of this chapter.

(3) "Applet" means a program or subprogram that interprets content on web pages.

(4) Assistive Technology.

(a) "Assistive technology" means any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional facilities of individuals with disabilities.

(b) "Assistive technology" does not include personal headsets for private listening.

(5) "Department" means the Department of Information Technology.

(6) Equivalent.

(a) "Equivalent" means fulfilling essentially the same function or purpose upon presentation to a user.

(b) "Equivalent" fulfills essentially the same function for a person with a disability utilizing reasonable accommodations to the extent possible, given the nature of the disability and the state of technology, as the primary content does for the person without a disability.

(7) "Image map" means an image that has been divided into regions with associated actions which by clicking on an active region causes an action to occur.

(8) "Information technology" means all electronic information processing hardware and software, including:

(a) Maintenance;

(b) Telecommunications; and

(c) Associated consulting services.

(9) "Information technology services" means information provided by electronic means by or on behalf of a unit of State of government.

(10) Intranet.

(a) "Intranet" means an organization's internal Internet.

(b) "Intranet" is a privately maintained network based on the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), offering the same kind of facilities, news, file transfer protocol (FTP), and World Wide Web (WWW) as can be found on the Internet.

(c) "Intranet" may only be accessed by users authorized by the owning organization.

(11) "Nonvisual access" means the ability, through keyboard control, synthesized speech, braille, or other methods not requiring sight, to receive, use, and manipulate information, and operate controls necessary to access information technology.

(12) "Personal digital assistant (PDA)" means a hand-held computer used in:

(a) Entering, storing, and displaying schedules, appointments, addresses, phone numbers, and other personal data; and

(b) Sending and receiving messages and faxes.

(13) "Screen reader" means a software program that reads the contents of the screen aloud to a user, which:

(a) Is used primarily by individuals who are blind;

(b) Usually reads only text that is printed to the screen; and

(c) Does not generally read graphic images.

(14) Self-Contained, Closed Products.

(a) "Self-contained, closed products" means products that generally have embedded software and are commonly designed so that a user cannot easily attach or install assistive technology.

(b) "Self-contained, closed products" include, but are not limited to, information kiosks and information transaction machines, copiers, printers, calculators, fax machines, and other similar types of products.

(15) "Script" means a programmatic set of instructions that when downloaded with a web page will permit the user's computer to share the processing of information with the web server.

(16) Style Sheet.

(a) "Style sheet" means a set of statements, generally termed templates, that specify presentation of a document.

(b) "Style sheet" may be written by content providers, created by users, or built into user agents.

(17) "Telecommunications" means the transmission of information, images, pictures, voice, or data by radio, video, or other electronic or impulse means.

(18) "Text equivalents" means alternative presentations of graphic or audio information or functionality in words readable electronically as data.