Category: Dictionary

ACCESS CONTROL TABLE

An internal computerized table of access rules regarding the level of computer access permitted, log-on IDs and computer terminals.

ACCESS METHOD

The technique used for selecting records in a file, one at a time, for processing, retrieval or storage. The access method is related to, but distinct from the file organization which determines how the records are stored.

ACCESS PATH

The logical route an end user takes to access computerized information; typically includes a route through the operating system, telecommunications software, selected application software, and the access control system.

ACCESS PRIVILEGES

The privilege to access and make changes to folders on a computer or network.

ACCESS SERVICES INC. (ASI)

This service is designed exclusively for passengers requiring specialized transportation vehicles and services mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Originally managed by the LACMTA, the Department was restructured as a non-profit, independent agency under the name Access Services Inc.…

ACCESS-TO-JOBS

Access-to-Jobs is the name given to the current initiative by the Federal Transit Administration to provide transportation to unemployed and underemployed individuals as part of Welfare-to-Work initiatives by health and human services department, at federal, state and local levels. (APTA)

ACCESSIBILITY POINT

In planning, a measure of the access of a certain point to activities throughout the region.

ACCESSIBILITY REGION

In planning, a measure of the ability of all peoples in all zones within a certain region to travel to other zones within that same region.

ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990) mandated mechanical devices or structural alterations to a vehicle that make it available for use by person with disabilities. (APTA)

ACCIDENT

Unforeseen event or occurrence which results in injury or property damage.