Definitions for "Equal Access"
U.S. Department of Justice ruling (effective 9/84) that requires all RBHCs with ESS systems using SPC technology, and serving a market of at least 10,000 access lines, to offer the same quality of connection at the same rates to all common carriers. Under this arrangement, subscribers choose a primary long-distance carrier that they access by dialing "1" + area code + telephone number. Other long-distance carriers are reached by dialing "10" plus a three-digit access code unique to each carrier, then dialing "1" + area code + telephone number.
Ability to choose between the different long-distance carriers. In rural areas, some local exchange carriers are still serviced by only one long-distance carrier.
(1) The concept -- enforced by the 1984 Modified Final Judgement (MFJ) -- that all Interexchange Carriers (IXC) must have the same access to the local BOC facilities as AT&T enjoys; provided as Feature Group D interconnection. (2) The arrangement whereby the BOCs provide trunk side connections to an End Office (EO), Automatic Number Identification (ANI), answer supervision, dial pulse or DTMF signal recognition.
Identical entry conditions for men and women.The Pensions Act requires this.
Statutory provision whereby pension schemes for male and female members must treat the sexes alike in various respects.
The equal access provision of legislation relating to occupational pension scheme membership makes it obligatory to offer the same eligibility conditions to men and women doing effectively the same type of job.
providing to students with disabilities the same educational opportunities and full participation in programs and activities as provided to all other students. Existing barriers, whether physical, programmatic, or attitudinal, are removed to ensure the full participation and integration of students with disabilities who are "otherwise qualified".