"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." (E.O. 926)
The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is the effort by the California State University (CSU) system to ensure that information and communication technology (ICT) is accessible to all students, faculty, staff, and the wider community. ICT includes websites, computer software and hardware, and multimedia such as video.
The ATI focuses on three areas:
- Instructional materials: documents, multimedia, Canvas courses, etc.
- Procurement: purchases of ICT
- Web: the CSUN web environment and domain, as well as web-based ICT, including instructional materials
CSU ATI Policies
- Executive Order 926 (E.O. 926), issued in 2004, articulates the CSU Board of Trustees' Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations.
- Coded Memorandum AA-2013-03 guides ATI implementations across the CSU system.
- Coded Memoranda AA-2015-22 (PDF) is an addendum to AA-2013-03.
- Campus Accessibility Strategy for Online Education (PDF), a letter to CSU Presidents, emphasizes campus responsibilities to address accessibility within their online learning environments.
- The CSU ATI Accessibility Requirements (DOCX) are the compliance standards used in support of federal and state legislation as well as the CSU Policy; these are a combination of Section 508 and WCAG 2.0.
ATI at CSUN
Per Coded Memorandum AA-2013-03, the ATI Steering Committee and its sub-committees and working groups provide governance for the ATI at CSUN.
The Universal Design Center (UDC) manages the day-to-day execution of the ATI for CSUN, drafting the annual reports, training faculty and staff on compliance standards, and evaluating high impact ICT purchases.
Quarterly tests are conducted on the CSUN web domain using Cyxtera’s Compliance Sheriff Accessibility Module. Additional manual testing is conducted as needed based on the findings. UDC also provides more extensive accessibility and usability testing on enterprise level products purchased, promoted, or supported by the campus.
Laws and Policies
Learn more about the laws underlying the ATI on our Laws and Policies page.