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Accessible Technology Initiative

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects The California State University's ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. This commitment is articulated in Executive Order 926 (EO 926), the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accomodations:

It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability.

ATI Initiatives
 

Vision

To create a culture of access for an inclusive learning and working environment.

Mission

To help CSU campuses in carrying out EO926 by developing guidelines, implementation strategies, tools and resources.

Principle

To apply universal design, an approach to the design of products and services to be usable by the greatest number of people including individuals with disabilities.

Strategy:

To stimulate collaboration to effect changes that will ultimately benefit all.

Resource Links:

Executive Order 926 (EO 926)

CSU Coded Memorandum AA-2013-03

Campus Accesibility Strategy for Online Education

CSU Instructional Materials Timelines and Milestones

Cal Maritime's ATI Oversight Committee

Instructional Materials

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

Cal Maritime's Instructional Materials Accessibility Plan

Instructional Materials/Accessible Document Resources

Accessible Procurement

The CSU Accessible Procurement Process was developed as a collaborative effort among six CSU Campuses and the Chancellor's Office as part of a system-wide effort to create a standardized procurement process that could be adopted or adapted by any one of the 23 CSU campuses. Any public solicitation process developed by campuses shall be compliant with all applicable regulations and guidelines issued pursuant to the ADA and California Government Code § 11135 so as not to deny persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the competition for the contract award.

- Executive Order 926, The California State University

Cal Maritime's Electronic & IT Accessibility Plan

CSU Procurement Timelines and Milestones
 

Web Accessibility

The CSU is committed to ensuring accessibility of its web sites, web content and web applications for people with disabilities. It is the right thing to do, the smart thing to do, and it is the law.

Cal Maritime's Web Accessibility Plan

CSU Web Timelines and Milestones

Section 508 Information

Colour Constrast Analyzer

Functional Accessibility Evaluator

Cryptzone's HiSoftware

Additional Resources and Information

Professional Development for Accessible Technology

This site provides a library of resources on accessibility. You will find training materials that other campuses have created, materials created and recommended by the ATI, Webinar archives, Spotlights on Faculty in the CSU, and promotional and awareness materials, such as the "From Where I Sit" video series. The library of resources are intended to help faculty and staff learn or teach the accessibility of documents, multimedia, procurement and website accessibility.

Center for Accessible Media (CAM)

CAM is a centralized web-based application allowing alternate media staff at CSU and UC campuses to list, identify, and distribute accessible, electronic reading materials (predominantly textbooks) for use by eligible students with print disabilities. Since its inception in 2004, CAM has logged 21,000 holdings and facilitated more than 7,000 exchanges of reading materials. The goals for operating CAM include reducing redundant alternate media production efforts, increasing timeliness of delivery, providing system-wide tracking of alternate media inventory and request data, providing campus advocacy to publishers and distributors of reading materials, and coordinating research and training on promising practices in alternate media production. 

 

 

ATI Community of Practice

This site allows CSU individuals involved in the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) on campuses and the Chancellor's Office to communicate and share information about ATI related topics. It is also in use for the Executive Sponsors Steering Committee (ESSC) and the ATI Leadership Council. The site includes announcements of events such as CoP meetings and webinars, notes of meetings, a library of materials and threaded discussions. 

 

 

The Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (CUDA)

CSU Long Beach and the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) at the CSU Chancellor's Office have partnered to provide accessibility evaluation services to the CSU system with funding from the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF). CUDA has just completed renovating its testing lab to accommodate testing users with disabilities and to support expanded accessibility testing. CUDA and the ATI have also developed and continue to refine basic accessibility testing methodologies.

The CETF grant will provide limited support through the Spring of 2011 for CUDA to conduct accessibility testing of electronic and information technologies for the CSU system and campuses.

 

 


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