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AADB

The American Association of the Deaf-Blind 


ACB

 American Council of the Blind

Access to Services, Programs, and eNetworks

Access to Services, Programs, and eNetworks (ASPeN)

This product provides a variety of services for Montana's library community. 

Members of the public can search ASPeN to find a nearby library or learn more about their local library. 

ASPeN users will be able to update their library's information, enroll in certain services, keep track of their continuing education, and complete reports required by the Montana State Library.


ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

National legislation giving civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities.

In addition to issues around physical access to buildings and services, there are specific policies and requirements for access to information.

  • ADA Standards Compliance- Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards that were published by the Department of Justice in 2010
  • Section 508 -  an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities
  • WCAG 2.0 Standards - web accessibility standards

Administrative Rules of Montana

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)

These are the official procedural rules that support the implementation of Montana laws.

The Montana Secretary of State’s Administrative Rules Services publishes the administrative rules promulgated by state agencies. Administrative rules are developed under a process outlined in the Montana Administrative Procedure Act. That process requires state agencies to provide notice to the public when they wish to adopt, amend or repeal administrative rules. The notices are compiled in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR). Once adopted, administrative rules are published in the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) and have the force of law. (Montana Secretary of State ARM website)

The State Library Commission has rulemaking authority for the agency.

AFB

American Foundation for the Blind

AG

Attorney General of the State of Montana

The Attorney General’s Office and the Legal Services Division function as the lawyers for the State of Montana. The attorneys in the Office have expertise in a wide range of legal topics and handle a broad range of legal cases involving the State of Montana and its people.

ALA

American Library Association


The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”


Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

National legislation giving civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities.

In addition to issues around physical access to buildings and services, there are specific policies and requirements for access to information.

  • ADA Standards Compliance- Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards that were published by the Department of Justice in 2010
  • Section 508 -  an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities
  • WCAG 2.0 Standards - web accessibility standards

ARM

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)

These are the official procedural rules that support the implementation of Montana laws.

The Montana Secretary of State’s Administrative Rules Services publishes the administrative rules promulgated by state agencies. Administrative rules are developed under a process outlined in the Montana Administrative Procedure Act. That process requires state agencies to provide notice to the public when they wish to adopt, amend or repeal administrative rules. The notices are compiled in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR). Once adopted, administrative rules are published in the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) and have the force of law. (Montana Secretary of State ARM website)

The State Library Commission has rulemaking authority for the agency.