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http://portal.kstrs.org is the official Web site for the State of Kansas Traffic Records System. Current policies and statements for the Web portal are listed below.

Accessibility Policy

1.0 TITLE:

State of Kansas Web Accessibility Requirements


1.1 EFFECTIVE DATE: October 26, 2000




To establish the State of Kansas position regarding accessibility requirements for public and inter/intra-agency access to Web-based information available from Web sites of Kansas State government agencies and organizations.



All branches, divisions, departments, and agencies of state government.



4.1 K.S.A. 44-1001, et. seq. Kansas Acts Against Discrimination

4.2 Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.A, Section 12101, et. seq. See also 28CFR 35.160.


4.4 United State Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board’s Electronic and Information Technology Access

Advisory Committee Final Report http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/commrept/eitaacrpt.htm

4.5 World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/)

4.6 Center for Applied Special Technology’s Bobby site (http://www.cast.org/bobby/)

4.7 K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 75-7203 authorizes the ITEC to: Adopt information resource policies and procedures and provide direction and coordination for the application of the state's information technology resources for all state agencies.

4.8 State of Kansas Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Implementation Guidance (http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/WASGuidance102600.htm) and Guidelines by Priority (http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/WASPriorities011303.htm)



5.1 Kansas State Government: The executive, judicial, and legislative branches of State government.

5.2 Internet: The global network of computers based on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

5.World Wide Web: A subset of the Internet - a collection of interlinked documents that work together using a specific Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

5.4 Intranet: An Internet belonging to an organization, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization.

5.5 Extranet: An intranet that is partially accessible to authorized user outside the formal boundaries of the organization.

5.6 World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): An international consortium of private and public organizations whose purpose is to develop vendor-neutral open standards for the World Wide Web.

5.7 ITEC: Information Technology Executive Council, duties defined in K. S. A. 1998 Supp. 75-7202, 75-7203.(http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/)



6.1 All Web-based information and services provided on Inter/Intra/Extranet sites by Kansas State government organizations shall be designed to be accessible pursuant to federal and state law.



7.1 Web standards for accessibility are in various stages of development across the international Web community. These standards continue to evolve at a pace that mirrors the rapid rate of change in the Internet itself. In response, the State has developed the State of Kansas Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, available on the Internet at (http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/WASPriorities011303.htm) and (http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/WASGuidance102600.htm).

7.2 Individuals responsible for creation and maintenance of materials and services intended for delivery on State Web sites should consult the State of Kansas Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Implementation Guidance and Guidelines by Priority documents. These documents provide general guidance, a timeline for initial implementation, and a list of specific guidelines for compliance.

7.3 Some Web sites, such as the Center for Applied Special Technology’s Bobby site, located at http://www.cast.org/bobby/, may be of help in testing pages and services. However, they do not provide a strict nor foolproof assessment of compliance with either the State of Kansas nor W3C guidelines. The results of this service should also not be interpreted as conclusive evidence of the accessibility of a given Web page or site.

7.4 In light of the rapid growth and changes in this technology, State standards in this area will be revised to accommodate changes in the technology, as will supporting reference sources such as the W3C guidelines. Users should monitor the State of Kansas guidelines for changes to insure compliance of all information and services with the latest version, and to stay abreast of State and federal laws that may supersede or extend them. For additional reference, the most recent version of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are available at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/.

Specific techniques for implementing the W3C guidelines can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS/



8.1 Heads of agencies, boards and commissions, will establish procedures for their organization's compliance with the requirements of this policy.

8.2 The Kansas Information Technology Office is responsible for the maintenance of this policy.

8.3 The Information Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) will undertake a review of this policy annually, at a minimum, to insure both its currency and compliance with emerging regulations and standards.






Linking Policy

Linking Policy

Portal.kstrs.org provides links to many Web sites that are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by kstrs.org or any organization affiliated with kstrs.org, and as such kstrs.org is not responsible for the content of those Web sites. Use of information obtained from those Web sites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. References at those Web sites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by kstrs.org


Linking Policy

This Web portal may contain hypertext links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than kstrs.org. These hypertext links may be created by kstrs.org if it determines that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this Web portal, which is to significantly and diligently promote public service to citizens and businesses by:


Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information;

Offering an easy and convenient process for these groups to conduct transactions with State government online;

Accelerating the development and delivery of an increased volume of quality, online government services;

Improving the level of customer service from State government;

Extending electronic government services to citizens of cities and county government.

In addition, hypertext links may be created by kstrs.org for informational purposes where the linked external Web site will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this Web portal, or where the linked external Web site is required or authorized by law.


Kstrs.org, at its sole discretion, will determine whether the external Web site meets the purpose of this Web portal or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external Web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked Web site, the organizations sponsoring said Web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the Web site.


Hypertext links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of kstrs.org, at any time without notice.


In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external Web site, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external Web site – kstrs.org does not control, nor is it responsible for, any linked external Web sites, pages, or content.

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