Software Applications and Operating Systems

No differences.

Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications

The Missouri Standards modify items (a) and (b) and add item (q).

Items (a) and (b) in the Section 508 standards requires a sychronized text equivalent be provided for every non-text element. This would require captioning of 100% of all audio/speech information delivered via web, including all live webcasts such as those done by the Missouri legislature of the House and Senate sessions. Current captioning resources will not support a 100% level immediately, thus the Missouri standards provide a phase period to reach the 100% level.

Item (q) requires accessibility contact information be provided on each major home or page of entry. This is to assist individuals contact an appropriate person within a covered state entity when experiencing web access problems.

Telecommunications Products

The Missouri Standards modify items (c), (f), (g), and (i).

Item (c) in the Section 508 standards requires voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice systems to be usable directly by TTY. This standard does not provide access for individuals using voice carry over or hearing carry over or other access options through the relay service. Thus to ensure broad coverage of all individuals who use adaptive telephone devices, the Missouri standard requires either direct TTY access or access through the relay service.

Items (f & g) in the Section 508 standards are not consistent with the requirements of the Telecommunications Act. Minor revisions are made for consistency.

Item (i) in the Section 508 standards requires the lowest possible level of interference to hearing technologies and maximal use by consumers who use hearing technologies. No effective means of measuring conformance with the standard could be identified, thus the standard was deleted.

[dropped i; j became i; k became j]

Video and multimedia Products

The Missouri Standards modify items (c) and (d) and adds (f).

Items (c) and (d) in the Section 508 standards require 100% of all training and multimedia products to be captioned and video described. Current captioning and video description resources will not support a 100% level immediately, especially when applied to the volume of such material developed and procured by higher education entities in Missouri. Thus the Missouri standards provide a phase period of increasing levels of both captioning and video description patterned after the FCC approach to these access features for television broadcasting.

Item (f) adds clarification that television broadcasts are subject to the FCC requirements for captioning and video description rather than any Missouri standards.

[dropped reference to 7/1/2002 in (a); added "stereo" in (b)]

Desktop and Portable Computers

No differences

Information, Documentation, and Support

No differences

Self Contained, Closed Products

Missouri did not adopt any standards in this area.

Functional Performance Criteria

Missouri did not adopt any of these standards. These are not actually technical standards, but are more guidelines for product development (adapted from the Section 255 regulations.) As a result, they were not included as technical standards to which products MUST conform for covered agency procurement.