The California State University is committed to ensuring that all campus Information Resources and Technologies are fully accessible for persons with disabilities. This commitment reflects a goal to provide the most effective learning environment for all students--rather than simply to ensure compliance with various federal and state laws. Instructional Materials are considered to be forms of communication and must therefore be delivered in a manner that is equally effective for persons with disabilities. Communication is considered to be equally effective when it is:
Comparable in quality to those received by students without disabilities
Comparable in timeliness of delivery and availability
Provided in a manner and medium appropriate to the significance of the message and the abilities of the person receiving the material
Creating accessible documents, instead of retrofitting, is not as difficult as you might think. This page offers you hands-on instructions and detailed information on how to identify inaccessible elements and create accessible documents in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and more.